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Will self driving trucks be used to extend Hours of Service?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 3rd, 2016

As Otto teams with Budweiser to deliver its first haul via self driving truck, our truck accident attorneys discuss how new technology will extend HOS for truckers

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Those enjoying a Budweiser in Colorado Springs may have a robotic truck to thank for the cold beer.
Last week, self driving truck start-up Otto teamed with … Read More

CVSA wants Hours of Service (HOS) and other exemptions scaled back

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 14th, 2016

Regulatory exemptions are causing roadside inspectors of commercial motor vehicles confusion

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The increasing number of regulatory exemptions approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) is causing major confusion in enforcement by roadside inspectors, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, CVSA Executive Director Collin … Read More

Tip for lawyers: Does driving fatigued mean driving in excess of the hours of service rules?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 26th, 2014

Not always. Lawyers need to understand there’s a separate FMCSR §392.3, which prohibits truckers from driving fatigued regardless of HOS compliance

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Most lawyers know about the hours of service regulations, and that a truck driver may not violate them. If a truck driver violates the hours of service rules, he’s violating federal law.  And since … Read More

FMCSA study validates new Hours of Service rules

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 20th, 2014

Data reveals that truckers who adhere to new HOS rules reported better attention, less fatigue, more focus, and this will ultimately reduce truck accidents

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In the last few years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has made some substantial changes in the  hours of service rules regulating the amount of time that truck drivers, … Read More

Trucker rolls his truck after violating the FMCSA “14-hour-rule”

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 22nd, 2013

Truck driver lucky to be alive as he “blacked out” after being on duty, breaking the 14-hour rule

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I came across a troubling story earlier today.  Sadly, as lawyers who have handled way too many preventable truck accident injury cases involving truckers driving far beyond safe hours of service rules, this scenario is also all … Read More

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