Call to Action: OOIDA files comments on HOS

OOIDA has filed regulatory comments in response to FMCSA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hours-of-Service. The comments advocate giving drivers more control over their schedules and knocking out restrictive HOS requirements that do not benefit highway safety. OOIDA recommended the following HOS changes:

  • Let truckers pause their 14-hour clock for a single period of up to 3 hours
  • Expand the short-haul exception from 12 to 14 hours
  • Update the definition of the "Adverse Conditions" exception and let it apply to the 14-hour duty period
  • Eliminate the 30-minute rest break requirement
  • Increase split-sleeper berth flexibility

You can read OOIDA's full comments here.

As a reminder, you can still submit your own comments until Wednesday, October 10th. FMCSA needs to hear from real drivers with actual over-the-road experience - help us make the most of this and file your comments today!

Click here for a step-by-step video about how to file comments.

Air date: Oct. 9, 2018.

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