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Government, Business, Safety

Fireworks Companies Seek HOS Exemption From FMCSA

A driver relaxes in his sleeper berth A driver relaxes in his sleeper berth. (Volvo Trucks North America via YouTube)

Two pyrotechnics companies have asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant them exemption from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Trash Collection and Recycling Carrier Seeks Exemption From HOS Shorthaul Requirements

Kimble Recycling & Disposal Inc. has requested a five-year exemption from federal hours-of-service shorthaul requirements, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a May 28 Federal Register document.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Railroad Representatives Petition FMCSA for HOS Exemption

A Cranemaster crane rerails some railcars. A Cranemaster crane returns some railcars to the rails. (Cranemasters Inc.)

Two companies and a trade association representing railroad employees have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants One HOS Exemption, Receives Request for Another

FMCSA Chickens are transported for processing. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted reprieve from hours-of-service rules to one group and received an exemption request from the rules from another.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Business, Top 50

PepsiCo Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle California Drivers’ Work Break Lawsuit

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

PepsiCo Inc. and related companies agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims that drivers didn’t receive breaks required by California law.

Jon Steingart | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Roadcheck Focuses on Fatigued Truck Drivers

John Sommers II for TT

BRANDON, Iowa — Officer Chris Wicklund with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency peered into the red Kenworth’s engine, slid under the semitrailer on a mechanic’s creeper and checked the driver’s log book.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
June 7, 2018
Business, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands on Livestock Haulers

Livestock and cattle-hauling truck Senators want to relax both ELD and HOS requirements for livestock haulers. (David B./Flickr)

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Chao Stresses Continued Outreach to Ag Haulers on ELD, HOS Rules

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao HouseAppropsGOP via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to meet with and host briefings geared toward livestock haulers who are discontent with the electronic logging device rule, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

REST Bill Would Modify HOS to Allow Drivers One Three-Hour Break Per Shift

Truck driver in cab Mike Watson Images Limited

A bill has been introduced that would allow truck drivers to take one rest break per shift, for up to three consecutive hours on off-duty time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 30, 2018