All posts for the month December, 2011

FMCSA New Hours-Of-Service Rule Released

Trucker Doc here with an update on the upcoming Hours-of-Service rule. We’re expecting the final rule to be published officially on December 27th, 2011 – Federal Register. Limitations on the 34-hour restart, mandatory breaks, and changes to the definition of on-duty time highlight the new version of the hours-of-service regulations released by the Federal Motor […]

CMV Drivers Hand-Held Cell-Phone Ban

Texting Ban Now Extended To Hand-Held Cell-Phone Calls In September 2010, the FMCSA issued a regulation banning text messaging while driving a CMV, and PHMSA followed with a companion regulation in February 2011, banning texting by intrastate hazardous materials drivers. Starting 2102 , commercial drivers may not use a hand-held cell phone while driving. Penalties […]