Your best chance to change hours of service

September 27, 2018


LLN (9/26/18) – We’ll report on the coming deadline to comment on proposed changes to the hours of service. Also, what happens when the company you haul for can’t or won’t pay? What truckers are responsible for when it comes to ELDs. And topics likely to come up at the Guilty by Association Truck Show.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 24:40 – Making sure you get paid

24:40 – 39:21 – Your ELD responsibilities

39:21 – 49:32 – Chance to comment on hours of service; topics at GBATS

Segment 1


  • Mary McKenna reports that on Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a proposed rulemaking that if made final would mean the FMCSA could immediately suspend the license of a broker whose surety bonds fall below the federally-required $75,000 minimum. Starting Thursday, Sept. 27, the FMCSA will take comments at regulations.gov. The docket number is FMCSA-2016-0102. The comment period will be open until Nov. 27. Read more here: FMCSA moves toward rule to suspend insolvent brokers.

Segment 2

When you have your own trucking business, making sure you get paid is crucial to making that business work. But what happens when the company can’t or won’t pay? Terry Scruton gets some advice from John Ewing of The Trucker’s Helper.

Segment 3

The ELD mandate has been in effect for several months, but there are still a lot of questions out there about what responsibilities drivers have when it comes to using the things. Terry Scruton gets some answers from the FMCSA’s director of the office of enforcement and compliance, Joe DeLorenzo.

Segment 4

Truckers have roughly two weeks left to comment on proposed changes to the hours of service – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for real reform in the regulations. Mark Reddig   discuss that – plus topics likely to come up at the Guilty by Association Truck Show this weekend – with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.