Tag Archives: hours of service

Further dissection of post-ELD mandate crash rates, and the blues of Watermelon Slim

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, Overdrive Senior Editor James Jaillet’s conversation with Northeastern University academic Alex Scott, who with colleagues completed a recent study around potential safety-sensitive impacts of the electronic-logging-dev…

Post-ELD mandate crash data a knock on hours regs, too

These two elements being true — crashes numbers are flat despite more widespread adherence to hours of service regs — isn’t that as much an indictment of hours of service regs as it is the ELD mandate?

Concrete pavers get 30-minute break, short-haul exemption relief

FMCSA says drivers transporting ready-mixed concrete and related materials and equipment in vehicles other than those with rotating mixer drums to use 30 minutes or more of on-duty “waiting time” to satisfy the 30-minute break requirement, as long as t…

Driver shutdown afoot? Facebook groups stir controversy over calls to turn off the keys

With some groups of truckers coalesced around a “Truckers Stand as One” moniker and calling for an April 12 “industry-wide shutdown” — and an attendant media blitz in the run-up to that date Feb. 21 — views vary on whether any such action is necessar…

FMCSA suspends hours regs for certain drivers in 12 states ahead of winter storm

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Regional Emergency Declaration that includes Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Though FMCSA operations unaffected, shutdown could delay hours of service revisions

Agency officials hinted in December that a notice of proposed rulemaking offering potential revisions to federal hours regs could come as early as March. But the lingering closure of federal agencies will impede FMCSA’s ability to proceed with the rule…

2018 in review: A month-by-month look at the year’s top stories

The implementation of the ELD mandate again loomed large as one of the most read topics on Overdrive in 2018. Adjustments to personal conveyance rules, the beginning stages of potential hours of service reform and more also ranked as some of the most-r…

The not-so-long haul: The operational challenges to owner-ops after the ELD mandate

The relatively sudden impact of the ELD mandate, on top of the growing demands of e-commerce, has narrowed haul lengths and challenged owner-operators to maximize productivity around more picks and drops. The short-haul choice is becoming more attracti…

The not-so-long haul: The operational challenges to owner-ops after the ELD mandate

The relatively sudden impact of the ELD mandate, on top of the growing demands of e-commerce, has narrowed haul lengths and challenged owner-operators to maximize productivity around more picks and drops. The short-haul choice is becoming more attracti…

FMCSA scraps split-sleeper berth study amid press for hours reforms

FMCSA has canceled a study meant to gauge the safety aspects of allowing truck drivers to split their on- and off-duty time into segments. The agency’s new — and pressing — move to propose changes to hours of service regulations has rendered the study …