ESA VS HOS: The battle continues
TORONTO -- Not only are there significant inconsistencies in the way various provincial transport departments apply federal hours-of-service rules, but the driving time regime remains at odds with provincial labor legislation as well, trapping most private fleets behind the eight ball.
New HOS Rules Cost Truck Drivers and Carriers Bigtime
ARLINGTON, VA - Drivers are more tired. They're making less money. The carriers they drive for are less productive and they need more drivers to haul the same amount of freight. That, according to a new survey, is all a result of the changes to the Hours-Of-Service (HOS) that came into effect July 1.
No basis for shorter HOS; Trucks safer than ever says ATA
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.
An Early Take on the Impact of the Hours of Service Changes
It is too soon to measure the full impact of the changes in the hours of service rule, but the carriers that will be most affected are high-output truckload fleets that have drivers out on the road for weeks at a time says an economist with FTR Associates.