FMCSA Publishes Visor Card with Updated HOS Regulations

June 17, 2013

The card, posted to FMCSA’s website Friday, summarizes each of the provisions of the new rule and compares it to the old rule. It is designed for truck drivers to keep in their vehicles for quick reference.

The rule requires drivers to take a 30-minute break before driving more than eight hours and limits the use of the 34-hour restart to reset a driver’s weekly clock in two ways: The restart can only be used once a week, and it must include two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

American Trucking Associations and Public Citizen have sued to stop the rule. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has not ruled on the case.