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Industry needs involvement in managing regulation

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Even though the trucking industry has managed to cope with a wide range of challenges, there’s one area where the industry is sorely lacking, and that’s in the area of managing regulatory expectations. Regulations are a fact of business life, but it’s incumbent on those in the industry to play a balancing role in the […]

Boxed Up

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Mixed Opinions On Black Box Technology Given that the hours of service (HOS) rules date back to the mid-1930s, and the major revision of the same dates back to the mid-1990s, I’ll have to admit I was late to the game, having not started covering the topic regularly until April of 2000. In the intervening […]

FMCSA’s Study Criticized by Industry

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

The recently released Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) study on the efficacy of its new 34-hour restart provision in its Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations has already received a barrage of criticism. The study was required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which set a deadline of September 30, 2013 […]

More HOS Exemptions?

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by Josh Grammer No Comments

HOS rules are working well for everyone. Wait…no they are not! Several trucking organizations have applied for exemptions from the 30 minute break rule. This is not the only issue with the new HOS rules, but it is causing a lot of trouble for truck drivers. For example, right when the new rules passed in […]