Service Center (888) 213-7483 Open 24/7

FMCSA Offers Public Listening Session on HOS Changes

by Charlotte Freed | Sep 07, 2018

Truck driving into the dark nightThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has scheduled a second public listening session for Sept. 14 to discuss potential reforms to the commercial motor vehicle driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. The first was held at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas with flexibility of hours as the focal point.

The FMCSA hopes for insights around 25 specific questions surrounding four areas: the shorthaul HOS limit, the HOS exception for adverse driving conditions, the split sleeper-berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth, and the 30-minute rest break provision.

Scheduled for 1pm to 3pm EST, the session will unite at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington and will be available to stream online. Electronic logging device vendors, drivers, and industry stakeholders have been strongly encouraged to participate in the session. The agency will be reviewing public comments around its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (docket number FMCSA-2018-0248) until Sept. 24 here.

Leave a comment