hours of service update for truck drivers by c.h. robinson

We are fast approaching September 29; the implementation date of the biggest change to hours of service (HOS) rules in years. I wrote about these changes when they were announced in June, and I wanted to address the latest updates to HOS rules.

Commercial truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) have been in the news quite a bit recently with emergency changes due to COVID-19 in both Canada and the United States. Now the proposed HOS changes from August 2019 have received their final ruling from FMCSA.

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On Wednesday, March 24, Transport Canada issued a COVID-19 Hours of Service emergency declaration. This declaration covers the identical 8 conditions that the U.S. emergency HOS declaration covers, but there are some important differences.

Blue truck driving down wooded road. HOS emergency declaration blog.

This post was updated April 9, 2020 to include FMCSA clarifications and expansions to their emergency declaration.  On April 8, 2020 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expanded their emergency declaration that impacts Hours of Service (HOS) rules regulating the trucking industry.

On June 13, 2019, The Canadian Ministry of Transportation (Transport Canada) announced a formal plan to implement electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada. I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson, regarding some of the details.

On August 14, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the long awaited draft rule updating certain parts of the hours of service (HOS) rules. 

With the May 10 increase in duty rates on certain Chinese-made imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on U.S.-made goods—I think we can all safely agree the United States and China are in a fully-fledged trade war. So, in an atmosphere of uncertainty, what are the key elements supply chain professionals should consider to stay ahead?

Nearly three years ago, C.H. Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. government’s role in supply chains. Today, amid an uncertain trade situation on the U.S.-Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive.

US-Mexico border policy updates image of the desert

On March 27, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a notice detailing the re-assignment of over 750 officers from various ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border to help process people crossing the border. This past weekend, rhetoric increased significantly regarding the potential of closing the border completely. While this threat is not new, it […]

highway system outlined in C.H. Robinson blue

Unlike past government shutdowns, the December 2018 edition is a partial shutdown that will have little immediate impact on the daily lives of supply chain professionals.