How will the HOS rule changes affect over-the-road freight?
Hours-of-Service rules for truck drivers are changing on July 1, 2013. These changes are likely to impact travel times via truckload. In particular, it will be important to consider the new driving limits and rest times when booking a load. Depending on the situation, delivery times could be affected by 34 hours or more. Click here to learn more.
The new Hours-of-Service rules may impact transit times of truckload shipments. Click here for a graphic map that shows the transit time impact on sample truckload lanes.
Also, these changes may make intermodal transportation more competitive when compared to truckload transit. Click here for a graphic map that shows the truckload transit time as well as the intermodal transit time for a side by side comparison of selected lanes.