Centerline is committed to keeping professional drivers up-to-date on hot button issues. Each month, we will provide you with summaries of changes or introduce new regulations that you should keep an eye on. Click on the links provided to read more:
HOS Regulations: Rule Changes are coming
Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao announced that the DOT intends to propose a rule that would change federal HOS regulations for truck drivers. Because the rule is still under review, Chao was unable to provide too many specifics. She stated that “The Department understands the strong interest in increasing flexibility and is giving it serious consideration.” The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in March. Drivers should be aware that announcements of these changes could take months, as many members of the OMB were furloughed during the partial government shutdown, creating a backlog of work.
In Other News: New Transportation Leader Confirmed by Senate
At the end of March, the Senate easily confirmed and cleared President Trump’s nominee, Nicole Nason, to become the new administration of the Federal Highway Administration. Nason will be in charge of overseeing the country’s highway infrastructure which is in need of massive improvements. Learn more about Nason and the challenges the FHWA face in 2019.