FMCSA proposes clarification to ‘yard move’ HOS guidance

January 4, 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on recording hours of service time as a “yard move,” which can be recorded as “on-duty, not driving” rather than “driving” time.

Specifically, the agency proposes to replace Question 9 to 49 CFR 395.2, which asks how a driver’s time should be recorded when he/she drives on streets and highways during the week and jockeys in a yard (private property) on weekends.

The proposed question is: “Under what circumstances may a driver classify the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) as a yard move and record it as on-duty not driving time?”