FMCSA HazMat Alerts Proposed Rules

August 22, 2019: (NPRM) Hours of Service of Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed several amendments to the Hours-of-Service requirements in an effort to provide drivers with greater flexibility without adversely affecting safety.
Some of the proposed amendments include  modifying the sleeper berth exception to allow a driver to spend a minimum of 7 hours in the berth combined with a minimum 2-hour off-duty period, allowing one off duty break that would pause a truck driver’s 14-hour driving window, modifying the adverse driving conditions exception, and  altering the short-haul exception to the record of duty status (RODS) requirement available to certain commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Interested parties may submit comments on the proposed rulemaking until October 7, 2019. Comments must include the docket number.

Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0248

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