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TCA’s new chairman: Build on improved D.C. inroads

We need to tell the story that the 14-hour clock is just not working,” said incoming TCA Chairman Dan Doran. “We must advocate for increased flexibility, not in the manner ...

New FMCSA head wants ‘productive conversations’ on ELDs, safety

Speaking to an audience of truckload carriers, FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez emphasized a business-friendly approach to achieving safety goals.

OOIDA presses FMCSA to institute hours overhaul, add 14-hour flexibility

Under OOIDA’s proposal, drivers would not be required to take the 30-minute break and would be allowed to take a rest break of up to three consecutive hours and “effectively ...

FMCSA grants log-keeping exemption to intermodal fleet

FMCSA says Rail Delivery Services drivers who stay within the 100 air-mile radius are exempt from keeping daily logs as long as their hours are recorded by the Geotab system.

‘Energy emergency’ in Wisconsin prompts HOS suspension for propane haulers

Carriers and drivers “in the process of obtaining and transporting propane” are eligible to operate under the hours suspension on all highways in Wisconsin, including interstates.

Emergency declarations extended in four states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-service waivers for certain truckers in the states.

FMCSA to answer hours-of-service questions in webinars this month

FMCSA will host two hour-long question-and-answer sessions on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 24. Pre-registration for the sessions is required.

Northern California wildfires prompt HOS suspensions for certain truckers

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency for several counties in the state because of multiple fires that have claimed lives, damaged infrastructure and prompted evacuations.

FMCSA suspends hours regs for fuel haulers in 26 states

An anticipated shortage of fuel, such as gasoline and diesel, prompted the hours waiver. Truckers hauling emergency relief loads to Texas ans Louisiana are also exempt.

Three states suspend hours regs for drought relief haulers

Governors in Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota have suspended hours-of-service regulations for truckers hauling drought relief supplies in the states.

Telogis upgrades WorkPlan mobile app to automate 150-air-mile exemption for non-CDL drivers

Telogis upgraded its WorkPlan suite to give drivers the option of selecting the FMCSA 150-air-mile non-CDL short-haul exemption upon login.

Analysis shows ELDs having no impact on rates

Analysis show that rate increases will have to come from increased demand, but so far demand in 2017 has been soft.