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Study: U.S. Truck Safety Hit by Changes in HOS Rules

April 29, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA — New analysis of changes to the 34-hour restart provisions in U.S. hours of service rules for truckers confirms what many in the trucking have been saying since they took effect.

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Paperless Driver Log

January 21, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

From app developer BigRoad comes DashLink, a low-cost, 395.15-compliant, engine-connected paperless driver log tool for Android mobile devices

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ATA thanks Congress for ‘common sense’ on reset

December 15, 2014 by Allan Janssen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Much-reviled restart rule will be suspended after Senate approves omnibus spending bill with rider pertaining to hours of service.

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Compliance in the Oil Patch

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

J.J. Keller now offers a ‘Texas Oilfield’ rule set for Encompass with E-Logs, useable on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, making HOS compliance easier for the oil and gas industry in both Canada and the U.S.

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Additional provinces come under HOS tent

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — Four more provinces — B.C., Manitoba, Quebec, and New Brunswick — have implemented hours-of-service rules for intra-provincial truckers.

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RUGGED IN-CAB TABLET

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Webtech Wireless has announced its new MDT 3500 in-cab tablet. Based on Micronet’s new Android-based A-300 rugged tablet for mobile computing, IT’S fully integrated into Webtech’s Quadrant Manager which automates hours-of-service management.

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Livestock Haulers Granted 90-Day Break Waiver for Animal Health

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s no secret that being in a hot vehicle in the middle of summer is more than unpleasant, but just imagine how hot it must be for animals packed together in the swine-tering heat.

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Larger than Ever

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

This owner-operator thinks that the trucking industry could learn something from the oil patch.

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Automatic HOS Monitoring

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Shaw Tracking’s latest application for the OmniVision satellite Fleet Management System.

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Electronic Comic Books?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Paper logbooks are a joke,” once declared former Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Chairman Claude Robert while trying to accentuate the lobby group’s campaign to get electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) mandated for all trucks in Canada and the U.S.

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FMCSA final HOS rule dumps split sleeper

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Over a year after a U.S. court ordered a rewrite of hours-of-service rules, transport officials have unveiled the new regime, which includes a major re

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Carriers Raise Rates to Make Up for HOS Losses

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Truckload carriers are not raising their rates high enough to cover their productivity losses from the HOS rules, DAT analyst says.

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ONBOARD RECORDER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New VDO RoadLog EOBR has a built-in printer

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Expected Cost of New Hours of Service Regs: $95-376M

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) saying the new hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will create great benefits for the industry, a new study says otherwise.

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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.