Topics: Hours of Service

Trucking Policy on Congress's September Agenda

Having returned from a lengthy summer recess, Congress is likely to consider important truck policy issues in September before it breaks again during the month of October. More

Senate Committee Advances FY 2017 Transportation Funding With HOS Fix

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30-0 April 21 to advance a $56 billion fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill that contains a potential fix to 2015 legislation that omitted key technical language required to keep the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours-of-Service Rule in effect pending the results of a Congressionally mandated study. More

Trucking Policy Update

Representatives from the trucking industry as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) engaged in a "roundtable" discussion April 13 with the House Transportation Committee to discuss the trucking-related provisions in the long-term Highway Bill that Congress recently passed (known as the FAST Act). More

Industry Tackles Hours-of-Service Issues

Congress currently is negotiating two provisions related to truck driver hours-of-service requirements. The first involves the omission of technical language in the fiscal 2016 funding law that essentially would eliminate the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours-of-Service Rule if a congressionally mandated study of the restart provision fails to show safety benefits. The second relates to states' authority to impose mandatory rest and meal breaks on top of federal hours-of-service regulations. More

FMCSA's Darling Testifies on HOS, CSA

Scott Darling III, President Obama’s nominee for the next Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), said the National Academy of Sciences will commence its review of the safety scoring program for carriers known as CSA next month. More

Stay Current on these Regulations and Fuel Standards Members Only Join or Login

The trucking industry is constantly adjusting to and preparing for new regulations, and the coming years are no different. Two of the primary regulatory issues the trucking industry is monitoring are requirements to use speed limiters and electronic logging devices. The Department of Transportation is also considering altering regulations related to driver health. More

FMCSA Concludes Data Collection for HOS Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said Oct. 1 that the agency has finished collecting data for its study of the hours-of-service restart provision and that it expects to issue a final report to Congress by year’s end. More

34-Hour Restart Could Take Effect as Early as Sept. 30

The suspended 34-hour restart provision of the truck driver Hours-of-Service rule could be reinstated on Sept. 30 when the annual spending bill that included the suspension runs out. If the current stay of enforcement is removed, truck drivers again would be forced to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods during the use of a 34-hour restart and be limited to using the restart just once a week. More

House Bill Maintains 34-Hour Restart Suspension, Rejects Insurance Increases

The House has passed its Transportation-Housing spending bill that includes two provisions related to the trucking industry. More

Congress Passes FY 2015 Spending Bill

The U.S. Senate voted late Dec.13 in a rare Saturday session for a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds most government operations during the fiscal year, including the Department of Transportation. More

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