FMCSA is holding Public Listening Session for proposed changes to Hours of Service


Published by iTrucker at 17 Sep

FMCSA is holding Public Listening Session for proposed changes to Hours of Service

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The FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 22, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety.

The listening session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on the topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA’s consideration. The session will be webcast to allow interested parties to participate remotely.

Date and Location

The meeting will be held on September 17, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). If all interested participants have had an opportunity to comment, the session may conclude early. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Subsequent notices will be published to announce dates, times, and locations of the other sessions.

You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0248 using any of the following method:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

To listen to the live session click on the link  HERE , or click on the video below, Session starts Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Submit questions during the live stream to

For Further Information Contact:

For special accommodations for any of these HOS listening sessions, such as sign language interpretation, contact Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, (202) 385-2395 or at to allow us to arrange for such services. For information concerning the hours-of-service rules, contact Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Chief, Driver, and Carrier Operations Division, (202) 366-4325,

Source and credits: /  iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski  



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