Advocacy Submits Comments on FMCSA’s Proposed Hours of Service of Drivers Amendments Rule
On August 22, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) published a proposed rule on Proposed Hours of Service of Drivers Amendments Rule. The proposed rule would provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to the Hours of Service (HOS) rules without, according to FMSCA, affecting safety. The proposed rule would make five specific changes to the current HOS rules, affecting the provisions related to short-haul drivers, adverse driving conditions, the 30-minute break, split-sleeper berth, and split-duty time provisions. Other aspects of the current HOS rules would remain unchanged.
Advocacy commends FMCSA for its retrospective review of the current HOS regulations and supports the proposed changes that will result increased flexibility and cost savings for small carriers without diminishing safety or the health of drivers.