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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.

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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.