Government, Business

Restart Changes ‘Reasonable,’ FMCSA Says in HOS Court Brief

The federal government defended its latest hours-of-service rule last week, telling a U.S. court that it “acted at the height of its expertise and discretion” when it decided in December to put new restrictions on the 34-hour restart provision, while retaining the 11-hour driving day.

October 1, 2012
Government, Business

Housing Starts Drop 1.1%

Housing starts fell 1.1% in July, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business

Editorial: Keep HOS Working

American Trucking Associations has filed suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s latest attempt to modify the hours-of-service rule because it believes it had no other way to prevent a serious mistake on the part of the very agency that is charged with improving safety by and for the motor carrier industry.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2012
Government, Business

Hours-of-Service Rule Change Would Raise Costs, Hurt Safety, Small Fleets Say

WASHINGTON — Replacing the current hours-of-service rule with one that cuts driving hours would put more inexperienced truck drivers on the road and pass increased transportation costs onto consumers, four executives who run trucks told a House subcommittee.

June 20, 2011
Government, Business

Former FMSCA Official Hits Studies Used in HOS Rule Analysis

A former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official is taking aim at four studies the agency used to support its hours-of-service proposed rule, American Trucking Associations said Thursday. 

Transport Topics
June 9, 2011