Hours of service arrives at OMB
Posted November 2, 2011
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) highly anticipated hours-of-service final rule has arrived at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. OMB review is required prior to publication of a final rule in the Federal Register. The review period can last for up to 90 days.
The November 1 arrival of this rulemaking at OMB is behind schedule. An October 28 deadline had been set for publication of a final rule as the result of the settlement of a lawsuit filed against FMCSA.
The proposed regulation, published in December 2010, included a potential reduction in driving time from 11 hours to 10 hours, mandatory break time within the 14-hour duty window, and significant changes to the 34-hour restart.
It is not known which proposed provisions may or may not be included in the final rule.
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