Hours of Service

FMCSA Suspends Hours Of Service Reset Provisions

It’s been all over the trucking news, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been forced to roll back it’s controversial hours of service reset provisions at least temporarily.  Temporarily because the FMCSA […]

CSA System Adds New Hours of Service Rule Violations

Carrier profiles will now see two new violations on their Compliance, Safety and Accountability or CSA scores. The system now tracks a new hours of service (HOS) violation created when rules changed on July 1, 2013. […]

FMCSA Ends Enforcement of 30-minute Break

Short-haul drivers no longer have to worry about the 30-minute break before 8 hours of driving rule.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has officially announced it will no longer enforce that part of the rule.   This comes shortly after a federal court vacated this aspect of the new Hours of Service rule [...]

Court mostly upholds new Hours of Service rule

On August 2, 2013 Hours of service rules were upheld in a court of law with one exception. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected most of the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) arguments against the recent changes to the  Hours of Service rules that began [...]

HOS Livestock waiver and new guidance

Limited 90-Day Waiver From the 30-Minute Rest Break Requirement for the Transportation of Livestock FMCSA grants a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Federal hours-of- service (HOS) regulations for the transportation of livestock. Several associations representing various segments of the livestock industry raised concerns about the risks to the [...]

New FMCSA HOS Rules Enforcement Looms

If you are a property carrying CDL driver in the US you might have already heard about the new Hours of Service Rules set to start July 1, 2013.  Despite pleas by the ATA and others to delay HOS enforcement due to pending legal challenges it looks like drivers need to brush up now [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:52+00:00June 12th, 2013|Hours of Service, US Regulations|

Ferro speaks on upcoming changes from the FMCSA

I just read an interesting news blurb on CCJ this morning reporting on Anne Ferro's presentation at the CCJ Spring Symposium on May 22, 2012.  There are some interesting items of note that the FMSCA is working on. First off the long-awaited  entry-level driver training rule might finally make an appearance as a proposal [...]

Road Check 2012 are you ready?

With Road Check 2012 just a couple of weeks away now is the time to have a brief reminder on what to expect when your driver gets inspected. Here is a reminder on what enforcement officers will be looking for Road Check 2012. First Impressions for Road Check 2012 First impressions do make a [...]

New Changes to the Truck Drivers Hours of Service Rules

We may not have to wait much longer for the new Hours of Service Rules Changes to Hours of Service Rules For those of us in the trucking industry it may not be the most merry of Christmases as we wait to see what December 22nd brings. Yes [...]