Proposed Hours of Service changes are finally here

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Published by iTrucker at 14 Aug

Proposed Hours of Service changes are finally here

“The U.S. DOT has officially announced proposed changes to federal hours of service regulations for truck operators. Chiefly, the proposed changes would allow drivers to pause their 14-hour clock for up to three consecutive hours and go off-duty in that time period, extending their on-duty window by the same amount.” – According to the article in overdriveonline.com and its author

“Drivers would be required to take a 10-hour off-duty break at the conclusion of their 14-hour on-duty hours after using the proposed pause option. The break must be at least 30 minutes long, under the proposal. Also, the 11-hour drive-time limit for an on-duty shift will remain. Allowing drivers to pause the 14-hour clock would help them avoid peak traffic hours, weather events and help “mitigate the effect … of long detention times,” according to notes within the proposal, which was announced Wednesday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.” – Jaillet also wrote in his article

Read the full story here: HERE

Source and credits:  overdriveonline.com /  and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker

2 Comments

  1. Benjamin Butler says:

    This is needed

  2. […] Read more about proposed Hours of Service changes HERE […]

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