FMCSA hours of service listening event Friday


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds a second listening session about potential reforms to federal hours of service regulations Washington, D.C. later this week.

The session will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at the Department of Transportation offices from 1-3 p.m. Drivers who cannot attend the session in person can watch and participate through a live webcast. The webinar will be available online.

Attendees and participants will have the opportunity to offer their suggestions on what the FMCSA can do to revamp hours regulations.

The first session was held at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last month.

In an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published Aug. 21, FMCSA said it is seeking feedback on four key areas:

  • Extending drivers’ 14-hour daily limit by two hours in the event of adverse conditions;
  • Allowing drivers to split 10-hour off-duty periods into segments;
  • Revising the 30-minute break requirement;
  • Expanding hours limits for short-haul drivers.

The DOT headquarters are located at 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE in Washington, D.C.