Government, Business

Department of Labor Opinion: Driver Sleeper Berth Off-Duty Time Need Not Be Compensated

Driver and her dogs in a sleeper berth A driver and her dogs relax in the truck's sleeper berth. (TruckPR/Flickr)

The U.S. Department of Labor has clarified that the time drivers spend in sleeper berths does not count as compensable time, unless they are actually performing work or are on call.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drops Plan for Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Split Sleeper Berth TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scrapped plans for a 12-month split sleeper berth pilot program designed to collect real-world data on the safety of drivers who split their sleeper berth time in a variety of ways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Safety

Start of Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program Behind Schedule

Driver in sleeper cab TruckPR/Flickr

Federal trucking regulators have been angling for a flexible sleeper berth pilot program since 2010, but a request for public comment posted in the Federal Register in late October showed that plans for the program are behind schedule.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2017
Business, Technology

Volvo VNL Unveiling

Volvo Trucks North America introduced a redesigned version of its VNL-series over-the-road tractor July 10, 2017, in Dublin, Va. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

July 13, 2017
Business, Safety

Used Sleeper Cab Prices Reach Record as Low-Mileage Units Arrive, ATD Says

Retail prices for used Class 8 sleepers have soared to a record high as models with lower mileage begin reaching the market, according to American Truck Dealers.

October 21, 2013