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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
Government, Business

California Farm Bureau Files for Bee Hauler HOS Exemption

Mark Lehigh/Flickr

The California Farm Bureau Federation has petitioned federal regulators for an exemption from 30-minute rest breaks for drivers transporting bees that are critically needed to pollinate crops.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2015
Government, Business

Collins Defends Change to Restart Requirements

Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg News

Federal data shows that the accident rate for trucks is higher during morning peak traffic, one of the reasons the 34-hour restart requirement in the federal hours-of-service rule was suspended pending further study, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in an op-ed column for the Bangor Daily News.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2014
Government, Business

HOS Restart Change Is Law

The trucking industry’s long-sought suspension of last year’s changes to the hours-of-service restart provision became reality last week as President Obama signed a $1 trillion fiscal 2015 funding bill.

December 22, 2014
Government, Business

HOS Restart Rule Reverts to Pre-July 2013 Status; Questions and Answers

Questions and answers on the impact of the suspension of the HOS restart provision approved by Congress (as supplied by American Trucking Associations).

Transport Topics
December 15, 2014
Government, Business

ATA Calls on Members to Press Congress to Back HOS Suspension; DOT Against It

American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves asked federation members on Dec. 8 to tell their elected representatives to approve a provision that suspends parts of an hours-of-service rule when Congress considers a large funding bill this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2014
Government, Business

Specialized Carriers Seek FMCSA Exemption From Mandatory HOS Rest-Break Provision

The difficulty truckers tend to have with locating parking for an oversized and overweight load, as well as time constraints for moving the goods, has prompted a request to forego federal mandatory rest periods.

December 8, 2014
Government, Business

DOT's Foxx Opposes HOS Suspension in Funding Bill

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urged the top congressional appropriators on Dec. 4 not to include a provision that would suspend a “34-hour restart” trucking regulation in a large funding bill currently under consideration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2014
Government, Business

Overweight, Oversize Load Carriers Request HOS Exemption

John Murphy/Flickr

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked federal regulators to exempt carriers who haul overweight and oversize loads from the 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2014

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