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FMCSA plans a listening session on proposed HOS changes

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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.

Comments can be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Use docket number FMCSA-2018-0248. For information on how to participate in the live webcast visit the FMCSA website.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations HandbookJ. 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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