Hours listening session rescheduled for Sept. 22

Updated Sep 17, 2018

The arrival of Hurricane Florence prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to cancel a planned listening session on potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers.

That session, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. will now be held Saturday, Sept. 22, in Reno, Nevada, at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake Street, Reno, NV, 89501. The session will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and end at noon, or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their views have done so, according to the FMCSA.

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. 23, 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 agency also requested comment on petitions for rulemaking from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and TruckerNation.org. The agency said it also encourages vendors of electronic logging devices to participate to address potential implementation issues should changes to the hours-of-service rules be made.

Click on the following link to RSVP for this event and to find additional information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fmcsa-public-listening-session-tickets-50281408045[external link]