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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.

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Hours-of-Service Rules Arbitrary, Capricious and Irrational: ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON – The ATA, along with other interested groups, have filed a brief challenging the FMCSA’s hours-of-service rules.

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Mexico truck project data lost in translation

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the numbers are positive, an independent panel evaluating the controversial cross-border trucking demonstration program says there were not enough participants for a meaningful comparison.