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Transportation Officials Solicit Feedback on Potential Changes to HOS Rules

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Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (FR) asking for comments from stakeholders on four specific Hours of Service (HOS) regulations areas. Specifically, in the form of 25 direct questions, FMCSA is looking for input to potentially make HOS changes to: “the short-haul HOS limit; the HOS exception for adverse driving conditions; the 30-minute rest break provision and the sleeper berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth.”

The proposal was also accompanied by an announcement that FMCSA will hold listening sessions across the country over the next several weeks to hear from stakeholders in person. NRMCA plans to both attend listening sessions and submit written comments. FMCSA is accepting written comments through Monday, September 24.

Click here to review the FMCSA notice. For more information, contact Kevin Walgenbach at


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