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Graves Addresses Industry Concerns, Says Embrace Change

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LAS VEGAS – The trucking industry is at a crossroads, ATA CEO Bill Graves said today, and to survive you’ll have to roll with the punches.

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Fourth Time’s a Charm? Special interests fight truck hours – again

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — Hoping to have better luck with an administration that’s perhaps more friendly to their interests, a familiar coalition of lobby groups is taking yet another swipe at the American hours-of-service rules.

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U.S. Trucking Curbed by Infrastructure: FedEx Freight CEO

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

For U.S. trucking industry to continue advancing, the nation’s infrastructure needs to improve, FedEx Freight CEO William Logue said at a conference in Houston.

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Tired or Fatigued; What’s the Difference?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

With the new hours-of-service (HOS) changes about to happen in the US, 60 drivers are urgently needed to help complete a sleep study by the end of June this year. It’s paid, too.

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Reasoning for HOS Rule Changes a “Sham”, says Dan England

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DALLAS, TX. – Dan England got into the details of hours-service rule changes, taking apart FMCSA’s argument.

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No basis for shorter HOS; Trucks safer than ever says ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — Just a few months after special interest groups convinced the U.S. DOT to rewrite hours of service rules because truckers supposedly weren’t safe enough, the industry posted the largest ever year-to-year drop in truck-involved fatalities.

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Drivers Don’t Feel Rested, Just Less Productive says Schneider

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREEN BAY, WI. – Since the new hour of service rules implementation on July 1, Schneider National says it has seen just over a 3 percent drop in productivity on solo shipments and a 4.3 percent decline on team shipments.

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Some Regs’ are Just Itching to be Broken

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Whether you’re talking EOBRs, cell phones or CB laws, some regulations are just itching to be broken, writes Rolf Lockwood.

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U.S. HOS Regs Waived Due to Drought

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC- As a result of the U.S. drought, hours-of-service regulations have been waived in order to give affected farmers and ranchers immediate relief.

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HOS changes could hurt LTL, dedicated the most

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — The dust is settling from the lump of coal that thudded at the foot of truckers just before Christmas in the form of new hours-of-service rules.

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Hours of Severance

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A new rift between Ottawa and Queen’s Park has emerged over Canadian HOS rules — further loosening the feds’ grip on extra-provincial carriers.

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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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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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Fresh Thinking on Driver Fatigue

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

We’ll be hearing more about fatigue management in the future. I hope.

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Expect Rate Hikes To Surge In Second-Half 2013

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The May results for FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) show that there has been little change from the previous month, however, FTR expects rates to accelerate in the second half of the year.