FMCSA Seeking Public Comments on Revising Hours-of-Service Regulations
The FMCSA is seeking comments from the general public on four specific areas of Hours-of-Service regulations.
The four specific areas being considered for revision are:
- Expanding the current 100 air-mile “Short Haul” exemption on 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty.
- Extending the current 14 hour on-duty limitation by up to 2 additional hours when a truck driver encounters adverse driving condition.
- Revising the current 30 minute break for truck drivers after 8 hours of continuous driving.
- Reinstating the option for splitting up the required 10 hour off-duty rest break for drivers that operate trucks with sleeper-berth compartment.
Anyone seeking to comment can do so online via the Federal Register link Here.