Tag Archives: hours of service

FMCSA begins process of potentially redefining ‘ag commodities’ for hours exemptions

FMCSA has filed a “pre-rule,” also known as an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget that will seek industry input for defining who is allowed to run under exemptions granted to truckers hauling …

DOT’s hours of service proposal listed for early June publication

That date is not binding and could change, but it’s the first insight the DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have provided as to when a proposed rule on hours of service could  be unveiled.

Fireworks haulers seek hours relief during Independence Day holiday period

The American Pyrotechnics Association has submitted a petition to add four new members to its existing hours exemption during the Independence Day holiday period. A separate fireworks hauler, Extreme Logistics, has also requested an HOS exemption for i…

Fireworks haulers seek hours relief during Independence Day holiday period

The American Pyrotechnics Association has submitted a petition to add four new members to its existing hours exemption during the Independence Day holiday period. A separate fireworks hauler, Extreme Logistics, has also requested an HOS exemption for i…

Report from a shutdown: Participation levels estimated, issues raised, tactics debated as April 12 arrived

Participating truckers view any effectiveness of this shutdown as having the potential to demonstrate some unity among drivers, whose voices in regulatory and industry discussions don’t always rise to the top. At once, there’s reason to doubt that numb…

FMCSA extends emergency declaration for flooding in Plains, Midwest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week announced it is extending the declaration because emergency conditions have not abated in the affected states.

FMCSA denies reports that hours of service rule has cleared White House review

FMCSA officials have confirmed that a proposal to reform hours of service regulations remains under review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. OMB must clear the rule before it is published and before details of the proposed reforms a…

It’s official: DOT intends to propose hours of service reforms

The U.S. Department of Transportation intends to propose a rule that would change federal hours of service regulations for truck drivers, said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Friday. However, since the rule is still under review, Chao said she …

From within or without? — pressure to run over hours in the wake of the ELD mandate

Drivers face increased risks in the ELD era for any hours violations — hence more pushback against pressure to violate, met with one of those “equal and opposite reactions.” Yet not everyone agrees that external pressures to violate the regs are being…

POLL: Since the ELD mandate, have you felt pressure from carriers/customers to violate hours regs more or less often?

In 2017, almost half of Overdrive readers reported daily pressure to drive tired as a result of hours regs and/or coercion from carriers/customers. This poll looks at the issue viz a viz the definition of coercion from such parties as pressure to viola…