Washington – Key changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service regulation that went into effect July 2013 would be suspended, pending further research, under a proposed amendment to a Senate appropriations bill.
Washington – Electronic logging devices used to track truck drivers’ compliance with federal hours-of-service regulations help prevent HOS violations and crashes, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-sponsored report issued in April.
Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute is inviting truck drivers to participate in two new surveys on how hours-of-service regulations and downtime caused by shippers and receivers have affected their operations.
Washington – Members of the House have requested that the Government Accountability Office evaluate two studies that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has used to justify changes to trucker hours-of-service regulations.
Washington – Rest breaks used to “restart” truck drivers’ duty cycles are more effective at reducing fatigue when they include two periods of nighttime sleep, according to a study released Jan. 30 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released guidance on break requirements for short-haul commercial truck drivers who unintentionally exceed time or distance driving limits.
Arlington, VA – New federal rules on commercial truck driver hours of service have actually increased driver fatigue, according to two-thirds of drivers recently surveyed by the American Transportation Research Institute.