Topics: Trucking Regulations

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

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NATSO Submits Comments on Proposed Hours of Service Changes

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

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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

NATSO Supports DRIVE-Safe ACT

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,TruckingResearch.org. 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

President Signs Into Law Bill That Contains Hair Testing Reporting Requirements

President Trump on Oct. 24 signed into law comprehensive legislation aimed at combating the nation’s opioid crisis. Of importance to truckstops that operate commercial vehicles, the bill, which cleared the Congress with near-unanimous approval, contains provisions on hair testing for drivers. More

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