How to help FMCSA test pausing the hours of service on-duty clock

September 3, 2020


Land Line Now, Sept. 3, 2020.

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The FMCSA plans to test an hours of service option – allowing truckers to take up to a 3-hour break that stops their 14-hour clock.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The comment period on the FMCSA’s hours of service pilot program is now open; OOIDA says a new study on so-called safety technology is flawed; and irony, thy name is Florida – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Testing a stop to the hours of service clock

The FMCSA plans to conduct an hours of service pilot program to test the benefits of allowing truckers to stop their 14-hour clock for up to 3 hours. Also, we’ll have the results of Safe Driver Week and information about delays in 2290 receipts.

III. Arkansas to decide whether to continue tax

Should Arkansas continue to collect a sales tax for road work? Voters will soon decide. Also, controversy over a potential public vote on tolls in Oregon.

IV. Safety tech study

We’ll examine a study of safety technology, specifically automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning. Also, we’ll discuss the results of Operation Safe Driver Week from back in July, plus a preview of how COVID-19 vaccines may be distributed.

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