Legal challenges to HOS revisions likely, it may take years to finalize, expert predicts

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Published by iTrucker at 15 Aug

Legal challenges to HOS revisions likely, it may take years to finalize, expert predicts

“The last time changes were made to hours-of-service (HOS) regulations in 2003, safety advocates succeeded in delaying implementation until 2011 through litigation in federal court that was based on claims the changes would be detrimental to truck driver health and highway safety.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher

Tim Wiseman, managing partner at the law firm Scopelitis, anticipates some kind of legal tie-up this time around as well, with the rollout today (Aug. 14) of the latest proposed HOS changes by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). – Gallagher also wrote in his article

“Based on the number of pages in the rulemaking devoted to research and studies supporting the changes, I think [the FMCSA] was anticipating legal challenges,” Wiseman told FreightWaves. “In the end, though, I don’t think it will matter, it will probably end up in litigation at some point, at least on some of the changes. I don’t think these revisions are going to become final any time soon.”- You can also read in the article

Read the full story HERE

Source and credits: freightwaves.com / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker

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