Author Archive of Tom Kelley

The Spin Room | HOS Complexity – Bug or Feature?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The circus surrounding the debut of the latest HOS rules illustrates all too well that when it comes to regulations, the inmates must be running [...]


HOS – Let me be clear…or not

Posted on: July 19th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA releases clarification of rest breaks Amidst a growing list of exceptions to the 30-minute rest break mandated by the new HOS laws, the FMCSA [...]


Cars Talk Back

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

How To Pick An In-Vehicle Infotainment System Since the first Model T hit the road, drivers have been talking (though not always G-rated) to their [...]


Hours of Service Rules – Not So Settled

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Tom Kelley 1 Comment

So It Begins…HOS Version 3.0.1 Just when you thought it was safe to consider the HOS rules finalized, the first change comes along less than [...]


The Diesels Are Coming

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

While diesels are required equipment in heavy Class 8 trucks and a popular choice at the smaller end of the spectrum in Class 2-3 pickups, [...]


HOS – Lemons, Lemonade, or Lemon pie?

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

While some measure of finality is a welcome feature of new HOS rules, the change is far from 100% positive. Between serious potential for inconsistent [...]


Calculating Routes, or Not

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

PC*Miler Helps HOS Headaches Now that the revised HOS regulations are (hopefully) firmly in place, drivers may need a hand weighing trip times against available [...]


Crashes lead to enforcement, fair or otherwise

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Skagit River Bridge Collapse Leads To Additional Enforcement & Scrutiny Recently reopened with a temporary replacement span in place, the Skagit River Bridge on I-5 [...]


Has Washington exceeded its weight limit?

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The events of the past few weeks in Washington, DC have made it increasingly clear that our federal government has grown so far out of [...]


HOS – It’s time

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Long-Debated Hours of Service (HOS) Rules To Take Effect July 1st   After decades in the making, the much debated and litigated Hours of Service [...]


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