Are you ready to take a deep dive into one of the 7 BASIC categories that truck drivers are judged by? Listen, truckers, this topic is for you! The last thing we want is for truck drivers to get violations, which is why we wanted to spend some time talking about how you can avoid … Read moreUnderstanding the BASICs of Compliance and Hours of Service
Have you heard? New hours of service rules will offer truck drivers a lot more flexibility in how they manage their workday. That’s right, on May 14, the FMCSA published a long-awaited final rule updating the hours of service rules for truck drivers. Trucking companies, truck drivers, and industry advocates all applaud the move. The … Read moreNew Proposed Rulemaking Changes Hours of Service
With the ELD Mandate having taken a firm hold, we wanted to spend a moment looking back at the root cause of the mandate, the hours of service (HOS) rule. Afterward, we will provide you, our readers, with another comprehensive analysis of the ELD rule, its implications, and three months into its enforcement, how the … Read moreA Closer Look At The History Of Hours Of Service And The Latest ELD Mandate Analysis
The hours of service rule has been a hot topic for some time. The most recent news came in the form of a roll-back from the Department of Transportation, something truck drivers and industry insiders had been advocating for some time. Now, with the rule rolled back, groups have stepped in to begin analyzing the … Read moreA New Study Shows How Hours of Service Affected Safety
The day we reported on the successful rollback of the hours of service rule, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 into law. With the passage of this bill, two crucial pieces of the hours of service rule were suspended: The rule that a driver’s 34-hour restart include two 1 … Read moreWhat’s Next for Hours of Service?
Congress’ 11th hour Hail Mary pass to avoid a government shutdown not only kept Uncle Sam’s doors open, but also successfully rolled back the hours of service regulation for truck drivers. As we reported last week, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine had inserted language into the government spending bill to suspend the requirement that … Read moreThe Hours of Service Rule is Successfully Rolled Back
There’s no shortage of news coming out of Washington these days and the trucking industry is in the mix. This week we are going to break down the new employment numbers and developments in the ongoing hours of service debate. Employment Numbers That the economy has been growing is no secret. According to the newest … Read moreEmployment and Hours of Service Back in the Spotlight
Can you guess the most common violation when enforcement agencies log trucking violations? It’s an acronym we’re all familiar with: HOS, or Hours-of-Service. Just consider for a moment that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides a portal where roadside inspection results are displayed. Up to this point, it shows nine of the top 20 … Read moreWho is Responsible for FMCSA Hours-of-Service Compliance?
The topic of rest stops continues to get a lot of attention in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rest stops have taken on a newfound important in the supply chain. It was just last year, in fact, that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and other trucking advocacy groups called on state and local governments … Read moreRest Stops and Commercial Services: Is It a Good Idea?
Have you heard? The Trucking Alliance has come out calling for states to begin mandating intrastate ELD use. Also known as the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, the Trucking Alliance is known for taking interesting stands on particular issues. In this case, they are getting specific about what they think states should do regarding … Read moreELD Lessons Learned And Hour Of Service In The News