Searcy Specialized president voices opinion on Hours of Service debate
Story by:@ FreightWaves
Searcy Specialized President Dan Doran believes industry focus should be more on hours of service (HOS) than electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Doran discussed the changes he hopes to see in the industry with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller as part of the FreightWavesTV show, “Fuller Speed Ahead.”
Doran served as chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) from 2018 to 2019.
“It was my focus during my chairmanship to get out in front of HOS. I thought personally that the industry should’ve been out in front of HOS before ELDs,” Doran said. “If we could’ve corrected all that before the mandate of ELDs, I think it would’ve been a lot easier. ELDs would have been a lot easier of a sell, so during my year as chairman that was part of the focus.”
In August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking that outlined revisions to HOS regulations. The agency is seeking public opinion on changes in rest provisions, splitting time in the sleeper berth, and allowing an off-duty break on long-haul drives, as well as extending the time for driving in adverse conditions. The public comment period ends on October 21. According toand his article.
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