A recent report throws cold water on claims that additional restrictions on commercial vehicle drivers’ hours would benefit safety.
Hours Of Service
It’s still relatively rare for safety infractions to result in criminal charges. The exception often involves making false statements to the government, as is the case here.
Following closely on the heals of new rest rules for commercial pilots, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) set new hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. Some groups aren’t happy about the new rules.
New hours of service (HOS) rules kicked in for motor carriers on Sept. 29, 2020. The HOS rules set the maximum time commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are allowed to be on duty, including driving. What’s changed? On June 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revised four provisions of the HOS rules. The […]
A temporary hours of service exemption for commercial truck drivers hauling petroleum products to certain states was announced by the federal government May 9 following the unanticipated shutdown of a pipeline. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is issuing a temporary hours of service exemption to deal with the aftermath of the unanticipated shutdown of the […]
Did driver fatigue contribute to the crash between a Wal-Mart tractor trailer and comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo bus that left one dead and three others, including Morgan, seriously injured?
A year ago, the federal government announced new hours-of-service rules for commercial vehicle drivers. Now there’s word that they’re about to change again.
The federal government has tried once again to issue regulations that will prevent fatalities due to fatigued workers in a safety-sensitive industry, and this time officials addressed the costs associated with the new rules. Was this a good compromise?
Know nighttime workers who are frustrated trying to sleep for eight hours during the day? A new study provides them with an option.
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