July 3, 2018

The ATA-backed HOURS Act seeks hours-of-service flexibility and more

The ATA-backed HOURS Act seeks hours of service flexibility and more

The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety or HOURS Act (H.R. 6178) was introduced on June 21 by Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR). The bill, if made law, would add flexibility to some hours-of-service rules and also allow the FMCSA to accelerate the formal rulemaking process for split sleeper berth options. The

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June 12, 2018

The ELD mandate could change hours-of-service rules, Raymond Martinez tells Congress

The ELD mandate could change hours-of-service rules, Raymond Martinez tells Congress

The FMCSA head Raymond Martinez recently told Congressional lawmakers that the electronic logging device mandate could trigger changes to current hours-of-service regulations. Although Raymond Martinez didn’t indicate any specific portions of the hours-of-service rules that the Agency is planning on changing, he did mention that some flexibility could be added

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May 31, 2018

Thirty U.S. Senators ask the FMCSA to improve Hours-of-Service regulations

Thirty U.S. Senators ask the FMCSA to improve Hours-of-Service regulations

Thirty U.S. Senators have written a letter to the FMCSA Head Raymond Martinez seeking changes in the current hours-of-service regulations. The four-paragraph letter doesn’t mention any specific reforms to current hours-of-service rules, but it urges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to “provide a more commonsense framework for drivers, rather

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May 31, 2018

4 big hours-of-service violations (and how to avoid them)

4 big hours-of-service violations (and how to avoid them)

The CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018 is just around the corner. The 72-hour inspection blitz will take place from June 5 to June 7, and this year, the special focus will be on hours-of-service compliance. Last year, the special focus was on cargo securement. 15.7% CMVs were placed out-of-service due to

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April 16, 2018

The FMCSA grants an HOS exemption to specific tankers

The FMCSA grants an HOS exemption to specific tankers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an hours-of-service exemption to certain haulers. The agency announced that drivers of tankers carrying petroleum-based fuels under the 100 air-mile short-haul exception will be exempt from the 30-minute break requirement if they have to work for more than 12 hours. The

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March 7, 2018

How does KeepTruckin help short-haul drivers?

How does KeepTruckin help short-haul drivers

According to the FMCSA regulations, if you are running short haul, you do not require electronic logging devices. However, it is not as simple as that. Short-haul drivers know how tricky the exemption can be. They can’t be 100% sure whether or not they will require ELDs. It is because

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November 15, 2017

KeepTruckin Launches Petition to Change the 14-Hour Rule

KeepTruckin Launches Petition to Change the 14 Hour Rule

The Hours-of-Service regulations are there to keep drivers safe, but after conducting a study, we found that the 14-hour rule does not always serve that purpose. When drivers lose a couple of hours after being detained by shippers or receivers, the 14-hour limit propels them to drive in an unsafe

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November 6, 2017

The FMCSA to Pursue Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

The FMCSA to Pursue Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is pursuing its plan to conduct a pilot study on the feasibility of revising the Hours of Service regulations. The research will look into splitting the off-duty sleeper berths regulations for drivers into segments, instead of having 10 hours straight off-duty or using the

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