HOS pilot program is to allow truckers to pause their 14-Hour driving window


Published by iTrucker at 06 Oct

HOS pilot program is to allow truckers to pause their 14-Hour driving window

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By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / itrucker.com


Notice of proposed pilot program; request for comments.

FMCSA proposes a pilot program to allow temporary regulatory relief from the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) requirement that all driving by drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) be completed within 14 hours after coming on duty.

During the pilot program, known as the Split Duty Period Pilot Program, participating CMV drivers would have the option to pause their 14-hour on-duty period (also called a driving window) with one off-duty period of no less than 30 minutes and no more than 3 hours.

Participation would be limited to a certain number of commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who meet the criteria specified for participation.

This pilot program seeks to gather statistically reliable evidence whether decisions concerning the timing of such flexibility can be aligned with employers’, shippers’, and receivers’ scheduling preferences to optimize productivity while ensuring safety performance at a level equivalent to or greater than what would be achieved absent the regulatory relief.



Comments must be received on or before November 2, 2020. The implementation date of the Pilot Program would be announced in subsequent Federal Register notices.



You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID [FMCSA-2020-0098] using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.


Read the full article and post your comments HERE at FMCSA and federalregister.gov


Source and credits: FMCSA and federalregister.gov


iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / itrucker.com


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