• September 3, 2020

    Four major HOS rules that will take effect on September 29th

    We are taking a look at Four major HOS rules that will take effect on September 29th. According to Joseph DeLorenzo, associate administrator for enforcement at the FMCSA - New rules are mainly focused on highway safety while giving drivers a lot of flexibility. Four main areas are covered. Loosening restrictions for the short-haul exception, adverse driving conditions, 30-minute break, and the sleeper berth provision.

    The four main FMCSA updates to HOS rules:

    • Expands the short-haul exception from 100 to 150 air-miles and extends permitted work shift from 12 to 14 hours;
    • Expands the driving window during adverse driving conditions by up to two more hours;
    • Requires a 30-minute break after eight hours of driving time (instead of on-duty time) and allows an on-duty/not driving period to qualify as the required break;
    • Modifies the sleeper berth exception to allow a driver to meet the 10-hour minimum off-duty requirement by spending at least seven hours — rather than at least eight hours — of that period in the berth and a minimum off-duty period of at least 2 hours spent inside or outside of the berth, provided the two periods total at least 10 hours, and that neither qualifying period counts against the 14-hour driving window.
    April 24, 2024
    Why (Not) to Self-Dispatch

    When the market goes down, having a good dispatcher to pick the best loads for you can make a difference. But if your dispatcher is not experienced enough and cannot help you earn more, you might find yourself in a tough financial situation quickly. This is the reason why many truckers have chosen to dispatch […]

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    March 29, 2024
    Team Trucking as a Couple: Is It Worth It?

    If you have been reading AAA Freight’s blogs lately, you’ve had the opportunity to learn a lot about team trucking. We recently wrote about the benefits of teaming up and interviewed one of our best trucking partnerships, and both pieces gained a lot of attention from fellow truckers. Building on this momentum, we're shifting gears […]

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    March 1, 2024
    How to Maximize Your Fuel Efficiency

    Due to unfavorable economic conditions in the trucking industry, fleets are doing everything in their power to increase their fuel efficiency. Whether you’re a trucker or a fleet owner, these tips we compiled might help you save up on fuel expenses and become more efficient! Heavy loads exert significant strain on your engine, causing your […]

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