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Revisions to the 34-Hour Restart Rule

The restart provisions that went into effect on July 1, 2013 have been temporarily suspended. The newly signed law suspends the requirements for all qualifying restarts to include two consecutive periods of time between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., and that it can only be used once every 168 hours (seven days). In other words, the...

Confusion with Hours of Service (HOS) Rule Changes

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Attention: All Safety Contacts and Operations Personnel: On July 1, 2013, the revised Hours-of-Service rules went into effect and it is obvious by the most recent Log Audit Report that many of the Atlas Van Operators are....

CSA system update: New hours violations encoded

Carriers logging into their profiles to monitor their Safety Measurement System performance under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program via safer.fmcsa.dot.gov will see two new violations coded and contributing to CSA profiles....

New Hours of Service Rule (FMCSA)

Effective July 1, 2013, two major changes to the existing hours of service rule will be enforced.

Hours-of-Service Changes - effective July 1, 2013

There are two important hours-of-service changes which become effective July 1, 2013. The first of these states that a driver "may drive only if 8 hours have passed since the end of the driver’s last off-duty period of at least 30 minutes." More simply stated, a driver may not drive after being on...
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