Topics: Trucking

Long-Awaited Study on HOS Restart Comes Under Fire

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released its long-awaited field study on the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours-of-Service rule. More

CDL Drivers Must Self-Certify Driving Status, Maintain Paper Documents

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced that commercial drivers will need to retain paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate and continue to make the document available for review upon request at the roadside by federal and state commercial motor vehicle inspectors until Jan. 30, 2015. The requirement was originally set to expire on Jan. 30, 2014, which was the deadline for state driver licensing agencies (SDLA) to maintain an electronic version of all driver medical certificates in a searchable electronic database. FMCSA made the announcement in the Federal Register. More

Sec. Foxx Declines to Set HOS Field Study Timeframe

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he would not set a firm date for finishing a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision in the hours-of-service rule. More

Lawmakers Reiterate Concerns About HOS Field Study

U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (R.-N.Y.) and 51 Members of Congress have sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx reiterating concerns about the Hours-of-Service (HOS) final rule, which went into effect on July 1, 2013. More

Lawmakers Press FMCSA to Finish HOS Field Study

A group of four Republicans is urging Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to set a firm date for finishing a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision in the hours-of-service rule. More

FMCSA Proposes to Eliminate Daily Paperwork Burden for Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to eliminate a burdeonsome daily paperwork requirement associated with filing Driver Vehicle Inspection reports (DVIRs). More

Court Upholds Hours-of-Service Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today upheld all but one provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) truck driver hours-of-service rule (HOS), denying the petitions of both the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and several safety groups, which sought to block its implementation. More

Congress Likely to Debate Truck Weight

Truck size and weight legislation passed this week in the House continues to shine a spotlight on the issue and further strengthens the probability that size and weight will be a hotly debated issue when Congress begins working to reauthorize surface transportation programs next year. More

PHMSA Seeks Hazardous Materials Carriers for Pilot Program

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is seeking hazardous material carriers and shippers willing to participate in a paperless hazard communication system pilot program. More

Reminder: New HOS Rule Effective July 1

Despite pending litigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Association's revised Hours of Service (HOS) rule went into effect July 1. More

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