Truckers Hours-of-Service Rule Extended

By February 16, 2008Trucking Regulations

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Feb. 15, the that the public comment period on truck drivers’ hours-of-service interim final rule was extended until March 17, 2008.
The interim rule would allow trucking companies and their drivers up to 11 hours of driving time within a 14-hour, non-extendable window from the start of the work day, followed by 10 consecutive off-duty hours.
The interim rule replaced one that was rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. On July 16, the court tossed out a similar rule that would have increased driving time from ten hours to eleven hours with an optional 34-hour restart provision. As I noted on Feb. 10, this new rule should also be rejected.
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