FMCSA plans a listening session on proposed HOS changes
Posted September 6, 2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) scheduled a public listening session to discuss potential changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers.
The listening session will be September 14 in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Department of Transportation, from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT, ending earlier if all participants wishing to express their views have done so. The session will also be webcast live.
An advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was published last month seeking public comment on four aspects of the HOS rules that the agency is considering changes to:
- The short-haul HOS limit;
- The HOS exception for adverse driving conditions;
- The 30-minute rest break provision; and
- The split-sleeper rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth.
J. J. Keller's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Handbook includes Parts 303, 325, 350-399, and 40 of the FMCSRs, with interpretations inserted immediately following the regulation.
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