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Government, Business

DOT Analysis of HOS Rule Gets Mixed Review in Audit

A Government Accountability Office audit on statistical methodology at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gave the agency mixed grades on its assessment of drivers’ hours of service and suggested that mandatory electronic logging might one day be used to gain better understanding of how drivers operate.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2015
Government, Business

Panel OKs Road Fund Bill That Includes HOS Provision

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WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee on May 13 voted to send a fiscal 2016 transportation funding bill to the House floor after defeating an attempt by Democrats to remove a provision that would add new requirements to a study on an hours-of-service rule for truckers.

May 18, 2015
Government

Sen. Deb Fischer’s FMCSA Overhaul Bill Expected Before Long-Term Highway Bill

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) said she expects to offer legislation that would reform programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration before Congress takes up a long-term highway plan.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2015
Government, Business

Agency Ready to Start HOS Study; N.Y. Rep. Casts Doubt on Methods

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has exceeded its goal of recruiting more than 225 truck drivers to participate in a hours-of-service study, but a member of Congress said he does not think the agency will be able to reach a fair conclusion when it unveils its report later this year.

May 4, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Hanna Criticizes HOS Study Researchers

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) said he does not think a university reviewing a recently suspended hours-of-service rule for truckers will reach a fair conclusion when it unveils its report later this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2015
Government, Business

HOS Exemption Granted to McKee Foods Transportation

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a sleeper berth hours-of-service exemption to McKee Foods Transportation.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Sen. Cory Booker Looks to Undo Suspended HOS Rule 'As Soon As Possible'

WASHINGTON — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker plans to restore a recently suspended hours-of-service rule under review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the senator told Transport Topics after a Senate hearing March 4.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2015
Government, Business

Undoing HOS Restart Suspension Still on Sen. Richard Blumenthal's Radar

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WASHINGTON — A leading critic of last year’s push to suspend changes to an hours-of-service rule said he is actively looking at ways to restore the rule.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA to Award Contract for HOS Study This Month, Senior Official

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to name a research firm later this month that would conduct its yearlong review of a new hours-of-service rule suspended through the end of September, a senior agency official said Jan. 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2015
Government, Business

Truckers Divided on Impact of Rolled-Back HOS Regulations, Survey Shows

Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

Less than half of truckers polled in December say the hours-of-service suspension will affect business positively, Bloomberg News reported.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2015

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