Regulatory and Legislative Update-September 2018

FMCSA seeks input on hours-of-service flexibility Prompted by a couple of rulemaking petitions, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to obtain public comment on several potential changes in the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial drivers. The petitions were filed earlier this year by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and TruckerNation.org. The ANPRM addresses four specific areas of the HOS regulations: (1) short-haul operations; (2) adverse driving conditions; (3) the 30-minute rest break; and (4) split sleeper berth time.