Tag Archives: hours of service

Speed limiters: Senate bill to mandate a 65 mph setting a ‘terrible idea’

Voices on the Senate bill from a Georgia Republican that would mandate a 65 mph speed setting for trucks capable of it. And more on the ‘careful what you wish for’ dynamics in regulatory change.

Martinez heard the message — +flexibility — now will his agency deliver?

To cap the week, here’s a celebration of the spirit of a system in which we can all at least participate by speaking freely. Views on and hopes for the impending hours revision hammer home the central message of a majority of haulers. In the words of o…

More hopes and hazards: ELD data aggregation for advocacy, predictive maintenance, other uses

Some research organizations and even ELD providers are using aggregate ELD data to advocate for regulatory change or other industry purposes. Other providers are building potentially powerful predictive tools around maintenance, both of users’ trucks a…

Group wants turfgrass sod included as ‘ag commodity’ for hours exemptions

Currently, drivers hauling ag commodities operate under certain HOS exemptions, such as the 150-air-mile radius exemption that allows drivers carrying ag commodities to skip recording duty status if they stay within a 150-air-mile radius of the source …

Trucking reps testify before Congress on driver pay, hours, safety

The testimony from each of the stakeholders, along with their answers to questions from 17 representatives who are part of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will be used to help shape the next highway funding bill after 2015’s FAST Act ex…

FMCSA grants waiver to fleet allowing 150 air-mile radius for short-haul exemption

RJR Transportation requested the exemption last October. In its request, the company told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration most of its trucks operate within 100 air-miles of its headquarters, but approximately 5% of its drivers exceed 10…

Trash, recycling pickup company requests reprieve from certain short-haul exemption provisions

Kimble Recycling & Disposal says its short-haul trash and recycling pickup drivers cannot complete their work day within the 12 hours required by the short-haul exemption and requests to allow its drivers to operate up to 14 hours in a day.

DOT funding bill would force 30-minute break to remain in hours regs

In what could become a clash between lawmakers in the U.S. House and a Department of Transportation aiming to propose an overhaul to drivers’ hours of service regulations, a working version of the annual Transportation Department funding bill released …

When changing lanes, don’t forget to think differently

Quick-changing freight conditions affect carriers large and small, and faster than they ever did before as tech greases the change skids. The people who are going to adjust best, as has always been the case, will be independent thinkers with high-level…