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EOBR rule published; targets carriers with HOS violations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will require carriers with a pattern of hours of service violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), and the rule could be expanded to include more trucks later this year.

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FMCSA Shuts Down 78-Truck Fleet

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

KANSAS CITY, KS – – The FMCSA has closed HP Distribution and its affiliate because of repeated logbook and dispatch violations.

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BREAKING NEWS: US Court rejects 11-hour driving limit in HOS rule

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON – The 11-hour daily driving time and the 34-hour restart provisions of the U.S. federal hours-of-service regulation have been tossed out by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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New HOS Rules Cost Truck Drivers and Carriers Bigtime

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Drivers are more tired. They’re making less money. The carriers they drive for are less productive and they need more drivers to haul the same amount of freight. That, according to a new survey, is all a result of the changes to the Hours-Of-Service (HOS) that came into effect July 1.

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CTA wants feds to move straight to universal EOBR mandate

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — With hints that the U.S. will move towards a broader mandate for electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) usage later this year, the Canadian Trucking Alliance figures Canada should just head there now.

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CSA Changes: Hazardous Materials, Cargo Securement

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON – Changes to CSA go into effect December 2012. These changes will deliver more precise data, FMCSA said.

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Seatbelt usage up but not enough

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DENVER — Just 65 percent of American truck drivers buckle up, but the good news is that’s up from the last survey.

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Turning Back the Clock

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Under new orders, the DOT will backtrack on HOS. Hope that the rules can get more flexible is ‘wishful thinking.’

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Truckers push for crash determination data in CSA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The American Trucking Associations overwhelmingly approved of recent changes made to CSA 2010, but the truck lobby group says it still has concerns that need addressing.