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  • Certifiable concerns

    December 10, 2019 8:18AM by James Menzies

    Third-party certification of ELDs is a no-brainer, experts agree, but it raises some challenges

  • OOIDA supports proposed HoS changes

    August 15, 2019 8:04AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is welcoming proposed changes to the U.S. hours-of-service rules. The association, representing independent truckers in the U.S. and Canada, said the proposed rule changes represent a “common sense approach.” “Truckers have

  • FMCSA administrator discusses proposed HoS changes

    August 14, 2019 11:27AM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Proposed changes to the U.S. hours-of-service rules address the two most frequently-cited pain points for drivers and give them greater flexibility in managing their workdays. That was the message from Ray Martinez, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

  • UPDATED: Split sleeper berth provision among proposed changes to U.S. HoS

    August 14, 2019 9:44AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Much-anticipated changes to the U.S. hours-of-service (HoS) rules have been proposed by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Five key provisions are being proposed. They are: Tying the 30-minute break requirement to

  • California denied own meal and rest break rules

    January 2, 2019 8:34AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – California will not be able to implement its own state rest break rules, thanks to a Department of Transportation ruling that came before Christmas. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao granted a federal petition that pre-empts state rest break

  • FMCSA fast-tracking review of hours-of-service rules

    October 29, 2018 10:00AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is committed to fast-tracking a review of the hours-of-service rules. Jim Mullen, chief counsel for the FMCSA, gave attendees at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition,

  • FMCSA seeking comment on proposed HOS changes in the U.S.

    August 22, 2018 11:28AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Hours of service (HOS) rules might be changing to add more flexibility says Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) administrator Ray Martinez. The FMCSA put out an advanced notice of proposed rule making and opened a 30-day comment

  • ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

    June 22, 2018 7:40PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS Act,

  • Hours of Service violations down since ELD rollout: FMCSA

    June 22, 2018 5:02PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours of Service (HoS) violations are down in the United States since the introduction of electronic logging devices (ELDs) says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA numbers show a marked decrease in violations on inspected

  • Pilot Flying J is helping drivers get ready for CVSA Roadcheck

    May 29, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roadcheck is coming and to help drivers through the inspections Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck event will run June 5-7 and will focus on Hours of

  • U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

    May 24, 2018 10:45AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to administrator Raymond

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • Canada to require ELDs by 2020

    December 18, 2017 1:22PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – On the day the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau gathered with trucking industry leaders bearing a gift, in the form of a law that would by 2020 require

  • Rock slide wipes out Trans-Canada

    November 2, 2016 3:35PM by Derek Clouthier

    Truckers detoured more than 200km, adding to hours-of-service

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    PIT Group to verify electronic logging devices are up to snuff

    October 19, 2016 9:50AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – PIT Group has announced it will be verifying the compliance of electronic logging devices (ELDs) with the impending mandate in the US. ELD suppliers are allowed to self-certify their devices, but PIT Group says its verification will