New HOS regs a boon for already-hot short haul segment

February 20, 2021

Looks like the growing short haul segment is in it for the long haul.

Four changes to the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s hours of service regulations made last fall have provided fleets and their drivers with additional flexibility, which analysts say will yield dividends to the already fast-growing segment – both in more time to work each day and the ability to potentially skip ELDs.

In a webinar this week, Dave Osiecki, president and CEO at Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, laid out benefits for carriers and drivers through regulation changes in short haul trucking, rest break, adverse driving conditions and the split-sleeper berth options.