Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would allow certain commercial motor vehicle drivers to split sleeper berth time while still complying with hours-of-service regulations, according to a notice published in the June 6 Federal Register.
Washington – Concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies and drivers who operate concrete pumps now are exempt from a 30-minute rest break requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service regulations.
Washington – Required rest breaks between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., as well as a once-per-week limit on 34-hour breaks, do nothing to enhance commercial motor vehicle driver safety, according to a letter from the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.
Washington – At least one advocacy group and two truck safety advocates are calling for the federal government to maintain current hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers as a way to combat fatigued driving.
Chicago – A federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs remains on track to go into effect after an appeals court denied an attempt to block the rulemaking.
Las Vegas – A federal requirement to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs to record hours of service is the top issue affecting motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers and other industry stakeholders, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Arlington, VA-based American Transportation Research Institute (the research arm of the American Trucking Associations).
Washington – Commercial drivers who transport livestock and bees are exempt from certain hours-of-service requirements as part of a final rule published July 22 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – The American Trucking Associations is calling on Congress to move forward with legislation that would retain the current hours-of-service restart rule for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Washington – A 34-hour restart provision that includes overnight rest breaks could once again be included in hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers, contingent on the results of a study being conducted by the Department of Transportation.