Today is final day to comment on hours of service changes


Today is the deadline to make comments about the proposed changes to federal hours of service regulations.

The comment period ends at 11:59 today, Monday, Oct. 21.

If you still wish to speak your peace, you can do so online here.

Changes in the notice of proposed rulemaking include allowing drivers to pause their 14-hour on-duty clock for up to three hours and extending split sleeper berth options for drivers. The proposal also includes flexibility around the 30-minute break and allowing drivers to extend the 14-hour on-duty window for adverse conditions. The proposal would also expand the on-duty period for short-haul drivers from 12 to 14 hours and extending the short-haul radius from 100 air miles to 150 air miles.