Government, Business

FMCSA Extends Hours-of-Service Exemptions During Fuel Shortages

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Oct. 22 issued a final rule allowing states to extend hours-of- service exemptions up to 90 days in times of acute fuel shortages.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2014
Government, Business

Poll: 80% Don’t Want Truckers’ Restricted Driving Hours Relaxed

A new poll commissioned by a coalition of advocacy groups found that 80% of Americans believe Congress should not raise the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road to 82 hours from 70. ATA calls the results misleading.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2014
Government, Business

Darling Defends HOS Restart

In his first interview since being named acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August, Scott Darling III said he is committed to keeping the agency’s hours-of-service rule intact.

October 6, 2014
Government, Business

Ferro’s Last Words to Senate: Don’t Change HOS Restart

Jaclyn O'Laughlin

In what was likely her final appearance before Congress as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Anne Ferro said she opposes efforts to suspend the restart provision of the hours-of-service rules.

August 4, 2014
Government, Business

FMCSA Chief Anne Ferro Defends Agency’s HOS Rule

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro defended her agency’s regulations limiting the amount of time drivers are allowed to work, during what probably was her last appearance before Congress as the agency’s chief.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2014
Government, Business

Court: California's Meal and Rest Break Laws Apply to Truck Drivers Too

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A federal appeals court ruled on July 9 that federal law does not exempt motor carriers from a California law requiring that they provide truck drivers no less than a 30-minute paid meal break when their work period is more than five hours.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2014
Government, Business

Large Police Group Endorses Senate Push to Suspend Last Year’s HOS Restart Changes

The National Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed suspending the year-old federal hours-of-service rule change, a proposal senators are expected to take up before their August recess.

July 7, 2014
Government, Business

Police Organization Endorses Collins’ HOS Proposal


The National Fraternal Order of Police this week endorsed suspending a federal truck-safety regulator’s new hours-of-service rules, a proposal Senators are expected to take up before the August recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2014
Government, Business

Procedural Clash on Senate Floor Halts Debate on HOS Restart

Debate in the Senate on an amendment that would have blocked a one-year suspension of the hours-of-service restart changes was halted June 19, and it is not clear when the amendment will be reconsidered.

June 23, 2014
Government, Business

Partisan Procedural Objections Halt Action on HOS Amendment

Harry Reid by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Debate on an amendment to an expansive fiscal 2015 funding bill that would have rolled back a suspension to a rule limiting the time truckers can operate on roadways came to a halt June 19 after the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate announced they could not agree on how to proceed with the bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2014