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FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal would provide $274 million in savings over 10 years for the U.S. economy and American consumers in reduced compliance costs and increased flexibility and efficiencies for motor carriers. Based on numerous requests from industry stakeholders for more flexible HOS conditions and over 5,200 public comments starting in August 2018, the FMCSA announced the following five proposed revisions to the existing rule:   Require drivers to take a break for at…

Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced

The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from a third-party to ensure their solutions meet the necessarily-complex technical standards set forth by Transport Canada. After receiving feedback from various stakeholders (e.g., ELD providers, associations and carriers), Transport Canada worked to better harmonize the Canadian ELD Mandate with the ELD Mandate passed in the United States. This has allowed Transport Canada to accelerate the implementation of the Canadian ELD Mandate from the four years initially proposed in Gazette I…

HOS fines are racking up! $343,647,360.00 HOS fines since the beginning of 2016*
What could you do with that kind of money?
image description Gallons of fuel 127,749,948
image description Truck tires 1,381,135
image description Smokey & The Bandit DVDs 68,729,472
image description iTunes downloads of
Eastbound and Down
image description Miles of road paved with $ 68,729,472
image description Driver salaries 68,729,472
HOS fines add up fast and kill your profits.
* Based on fine amounts ranging from $150-$1100