Heavy Duty Trucking

JUL 2014

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raised by the regulated industry on the impacts of the new rules, the Administrative Procedures Act is there for a reason and it needs to be followed," he said. "The importance of these rules cannot be understated, and to make changes without the appropriate analysis of their impacts or without providing appropriate due process and adequate time to implement them is irresponsible policy." The Senate debate was still under way as HDT went PC 107524 Learn more at JJKellerELogs.com Or call 855-693-5338 with E-Logs It's Go Time! More feets are moving to J. J. Keller's Encompass ® with E-Logs feet management system. • The only system with a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) option and a bundled option via the J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet ™ . • The only BYOD service that supports E-Logs & E-DVIRs on the iPad ® , iPhone ® , and 80+ Android ™ devices. Beneft from the simplicity of using the mobile devices your drivers already own. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. J. J. Keller Mobile® app can be downloaded on drivers' mobile devices. Works with all vehicle classes! Use your smart device or the J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet ™ . The Most Versatile E-Log & Compliance System. One of Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine's '14 Top 20. Circle 163 on Reader Action Card to press. Whatever the outcome, the outlook for suspen- sion is not clear. The House appropriations bill does not contain a suspen- sion provision, and the two chambers will have to agree on a final policy before the matter is settled. And if they cannot agree on an appropriations measure, the fallback will be a resolution to continue transportation funding — and the restart provision — as they currently stand. n www.truckinginfo.com JULY 2014 • HDT 15 A merican Trucking Associations is seeking an exemption from the hours-of-service rule for drivers serving natural gas or oil wells. ATA's request concerns the 14-hour provision of the rule. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administra- tion already offers an exemption for drivers who operate the special trucks that service the wells. These drivers, who are specifically trained to operate these rigs, do not have to include their waiting time in their 14-hour daily duty count. ATA wants to extend this exemption to drivers "exclusively engaged in servicing oil and natural gas extraction sites." The association says that trucks equipped with sleeper berths, and sites that have bunk facilities, would give the drivers the opportunity to rest. The association is proposing a two-year exemp- tion that could be renewed. The agency was ac- cepting comments until the end of June. ATA seeks hours exemption for oil, gas wells

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