Restart Change Now in Effect
HDT Top News
Week of December 22, 2014
Top 5 News
1. E-log Vendors Busy Implementing HOS Changes
The recently enacted change to drivers hours-of-service rules, scrapping parts of the restart provision adopted in July 2013, has prompted telematics and e-log providers to hustle out updates to their hours-of-service applications.
view more | 12.18.2014 |
2. Restart Change Now in Effect
The pre-2013 34-hour restart rule is now in effect. On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending the more restrictive restart that went into effect as part of the hours of service rules enacted in July 2013.
view more | 12.17.2014 |
3. Record Travel Expected for Upcoming Holiday Season
Traffic this year-end holiday season is projected to be at a record level, according to the motorist group AAA.
view more | 12.22.2014 |
4. FMCSA Posts Restart Suspension Notice
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posted official notice that the more restrictive version of the 34-hour restart has been suspended.
view more | 12.18.2014 |
5. Truck Tonnage Index Hits Highest Recorded Level in November
The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.5% to 136.8 in November -- the highest level on record.
view more | 12.19.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Test Drive: Caterpillar’s New CT681
Business-like in appearance and set up for bridge-formula states, the latest Cat Truck will suit dump, mixer and snowplow applications.
view more | Dec 2014 |
2. 15 Things to Watch For in 2015 (And Beyond)
A lot is changing in the trucking industry right now – technology, demographics, manufacturing, regulations and more. How will these changes affect your business? We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond.
view more | Dec 2014 |
3. Big Data & Trucking
Trucking operations generate billions of pieces of information each day, and fleet managers are learning how to put it all to use.
view more | Dec 2014 |
4. CVS Uses Data To Conquer the Most Expensive Mile
CVS used the routing software in the Telogis telematics system to analyze the best routes for drivers to approach a location, pull into a parking lot, and maneuver into the loading dock.
view more | Dec 2014 |
5. Navistar Outlines SuperTruck Progress
Increasing brake thermal efficiency in the SuperTruck's diesel engines is proving more challenging than expected and the goal of 55% still seems a ways off.
view more | Dec 2014 |

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