Topics: Trucking Regulations

FMCSA Extends National HOS Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late February 12 extended the Hours-of-Service waiver through May 31. The HOS waiver had been set to expire on Feb. 28. The agency said that it expects this to be the fourth and final extension of the waiver. The national exemption to the HOS rules for truck drivers and carriers hauling COVID-19 relief was first issued on March 12, 2020, in response to the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump. More

NATSO Analysis: FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule for Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new regulations governing commercial truck drivers' rest breaks on May 14, extending truck driver’s work days while still capping the hours they spend on the road. More

NATSO, Fuel Groups Urge HOS Waiver for Transportation of Fuel


NATSO Submits Comments on Proposed Hours of Service Changes


FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule to Revamp Hours-of-Service Regulations


Labor Department Issues Guidance on Sleeper Berth Time

Labor Department Issues Guidance on Sleeper Berth Time

The U.S. Department of Labor on July 22 issued guidance on whether carriers must pay truck drivers for time spent in a sleeper berth.  More


Following the introduction of companion, bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House and Senate designed to alleviate a nationwide shortage of truck drivers, NATSO joined nearly 70 organizations in supporting the DRIVE-Safe Act, which would allow commercial drivers aged between 18 and 21 to engage in interstate trucking. More

ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published its latest update of state and local idling regulations on its website, The listing is provided in two forms. An online compendium provides detailed information and hyperlinks to each of the 65 state and local regulations that have been identified. A cab card is also available that provides a consolidated listing which can be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck. More

Department of Transportation Nullifies California Meal and Rest Break Laws

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided that federal law preempts California's rules for meal and rest breaks for truck drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) had petitioned FMCSA to preempt California's rules and this represents a major victory for ATA. More

FMCSA Publishes ELD Guide for Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a guide for drivers using electronic logging devices (ELDs) to help motor carriers adopt the devices. More

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