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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its annual International Roadcheck June 4 – 6.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its annual International Roadcheck from June 5 to June 7.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that this year’s International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7. The focus of this year’s Roadcheck is Hours of Service (HOS) compliance.

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The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) reported over the weekend that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) listed its 90-day waiver from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, for rental trucks on its website. While TRALA was granted the waiver December 12, 2017, it was awaiting FMCSA to formally post the waiver in the Federal Register. TRALA expects FMCSA to formally post the waiver in the Federal Register later this week. Penske Truck Leasing is a member of TRALA and operates an extensive fleet of commercial rental trucks.

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Penske Truck Leasing has launched the Penske Driver™ app - the truck rental and leasing industry’s first fully integrated, custom app that provides truck drivers with easy Hours of Service (HOS) functionality to meet the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and other productivity tools. Penske Truck Leasing is providing the Penske Driver app and its Hours of Service (HOS) solution free to its commercial customers. In addition to the new app, Penske continues to allow drivers and fleets to use their own portable ELD systems within its rental vehicles.

Designed to comply with Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for Penske commercial customers who rent trucks, the Penske Driver app is available for Android and iOS/Apple devices. The Penske Driver app quickly and easily connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks. The app is then integrally synchronized to meet ELD mandate requirements, and it remains connected to ensure the driver is always in compliance. Activating the app is easy with assistance from Penske’s rental associates. The innovative app was custom built by Penske based on extensive customer and driver research and is supported 24/7 by Penske’s in-house staff.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final hours-of-service (HOS) rule, decreasing a driver’s allowable work week and altering the restart provision.

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Story Update

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Industry experts continue to predict that truck capacity will tighten. This is due in large part to economic growth combined with industry-specific regulations like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) newCompliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program, new hours-of-service (HOS) rules, and escalating fuel costs.

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On February 17, 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a public listening session on a proposed rule revising hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. The public can participate in-person, online, or by phone. Check out the DOT’s Fast Lane blog for the full details on how to participate. In a related matter, the FMCSA has also extended the comment period on the HOS issue to March 4. To read a good summary be sure to check out this article from The Journal of Commerce written by William B. Cassidy.

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The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers.

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