NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today
    Trucking | Hours of service

    Hours-of-service rule tops trucking industry concerns: survey

    November 6, 2013

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Washington – Recent changes to federal hours-of-service rules top a list of concerns identified by members of the trucking industry in a survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.

    ATRI, which is the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, asked 4,000 truck drivers, carriers and other stakeholders to list the issues most affecting their operations. Many of the 1,327 respondents named the HOS rule as their top concern, alleging it harms productivity by changing when and how drivers take breaks.

    The second top concern was the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, which some respondents claim is flawed and unable to identify unsafe carriers.

    Other issues cited by truckers included electronic logging device mandates, truck parking, and driver health and wellness.