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Government, Business

Ferro Tells Senate Panel HOS Rules are Working

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro told a Senate panel that the agency knew its new hours-of-service rules would affect trucking’s productivity but that data is expected to show the HOS rules are increasing safety.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2014
Government, Business

Sen. Collins to Call for Changes to HOS Rule at Hearing Today

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to offer an amendment today to a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill that would address what her staff said are the unintended consequences of a federal truck safety rule that is opposed by much of the industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2014
Government, Business

Ferro Hears From Truckers, Again Defends HOS Restart

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anne Ferro, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, heard the concerns of truck drivers, fleet owners and brokers about such issues as electronic logging and knowledge testing for newcomers, as well as the controversial hours-of-service restart provision during the Mid-America Trucking Show here.

April 7, 2014
Government, Business

HOS Study Proves Benefits of New Restart Restrictions, FMCSA Says

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A new study found that the restart provision in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration‘s current hours-of-service rule is more effective at combating fatigue than the prior hours rule, the agency said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2014
Government, Business

Feds to Launch Study on HOS Sleeper Berth Flexibility, FMCSA Says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is planning to do a field study on split rest times for those who drive sleeper berths.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2013
Government, Business

ATA Seeks Study on Sleeper Berth HOS Rules

American Trucking Associations and the Minnesota Trucking Association are asking the federal government to do a pilot project to study whether greater flexibility in hours-of service-rules for truck drivers who use sleeper berths would affect highway safety.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2013
Government, Business

Ferro, House Republicans Spar Over HOS Rule Changes

House Republicans and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro sparred over the 34-hour restart provision of the new hours-of-service rule for truck drivers at a hearing last week, with some members accusing her agency of “arrogance” and slowness in producing a congressionally required study on the rule.

November 25, 2013
Government, Business

HOS Changes Hurt Carriers, Lower Driver Pay, ATRI Says

Just four months into the federal hours-of-service rules on rest breaks, carriers said they have had to hire more drivers, pay higher wages, buy more rigs, juggle work schedules and lower customer expectations of service.

November 25, 2013
Government, Business

DTNA to Sell Telematics Tablet for Cascadia

Detroit's Craig LaPinta demonstrates a tablet. — Transport Topics

DETROIT — Daimler Trucks North America announced it will begin selling an integrated computer tablet for its Freightliner Cascadia tractors in January to combine its data and voice offerings into a single, factory-installed device.

Howard S. Abramson | Editorial Director
September 18, 2013
Editorial

Editorial: Hours & Hours & Hours of Service

And so ends another round in what has seemed to be a never-ending battle to rewrite the federal hours-of-service rule that regulates the nation’s commercial drivers.

Transport Topics
August 12, 2013

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