FMCSA schedules HOS listening session this weekend

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will hold a public listening session Saturday, Sept. 22 on potential changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules for commercial truck drivers. The listening session takes place at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV from 10 a.m.-noon PDT.

A session that was to be held last Friday, Sept. 14 in Washington, DC was canceled due to severe weather from Hurricane Florence. Additional listening sessions are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 in Joplin, MO and Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Orlando.

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As Florence looms, drivers providing relief in broad region exempted from HOS, safety rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exempted motor carriers and drivers involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts in 13 states and the District of Columbia from Hours of Service and other parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, or FMCSRs, in an extended regional emergency declaration.

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Truck parking problems in search of solutions in big cities

One company is moving in the direction of urban parking in areas such as Detroit where basic parking lots have been transformed into safe truck parking.


Despite the difficulty in finding truck parking – especially because of the Hours of Service (HOS) requirements enforced by Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) – there is room for optimism, according to those involved in the issue. However, they say the solution must be big and in the right places.

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Department of Transportation explores HOS rule changes

The agency is initiating the process to potentially modify Hours of Service rules now in place for drivers.

On August 23, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) published a rulemaking process that is aimed at reforming specific areas of the current hours-of-service regulation. The hours-of-service (HOS) regulation was enacted to limit the total operating hours a commercial truck driver works on duty. The FMCSA will be examining four areas of the existing regulation. Once decided, the new rules, will be published as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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Manual Fool

When it comes to DIY and driving, long live the holdouts.

Strange that as everyone’s focused on robots driving them around as the new savior of the roadways and the kind of driving they’re most fascinated by, what I’ve always enjoyed and still love most is the least automated of all: driving a stick.

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ATS: Redefining truck driving could end driver shortage

Advanced Training Systems CEO argues that the solution to trucking woes lies in new driver training and embracing technology.


A rapidly increasing shortage of long-haul truck drivers in the U.S. is creating problems for businesses of all sizes. According to the 
American Trucking Associations, the industry currently has 63,000 fewer drivers than it needs, a total expected to reach 174,000 by 2026.

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The Real Deal

Why a trucker’s life is so hard…and 10 ways to make it better!

Looks can be deceiving, and there’s no better example of that than Steve Viscelli. Check out his black-bearded mug, that beefy chest, those steel-cord forearms. Is this a grizzled, tough-guy trucker or a multi-degreed, Ivy League sociologist and author?

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