Changes to Hours Of Service are coming soon, Secretary of Transportation confirms
According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Brian Straight – “U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that the Department of Transportation has sent an hours of service (HOS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval”.
Those are some of potential revisions according to FMCSA and Brian Straight :
- Whether to expand the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption from 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty, in order to be consistent with the rules for long-haul truck drivers;
- Whether to extend the current 14-hour on-duty limitation by up to two hours when a truck driver encounters adverse driving conditions;
- Whether to revise the mandatory 30-minute break for truck drivers after 8-hours of continuous driving; and
- Whether to reinstating the option for splitting up the required 10-hour off-duty rest break for drivers operating trucks that are equipped with a sleeper-berth compartment.
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Source and credits : freightwaves.com and Brian Straight