There is a possibility that four areas of Hours of service (HOS) might be revised as per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA is seeking public comment which is open till 24th September. The 4 areas which are likely to be revised are as follows-
- For short haul drivers an increase from 12 hours On- Duty to 14 hours On-Duty, in order to be consistent with rules of long haul drivers.
- Increase of 2 hours from 14 ours On- Duty limitation in case driver faces adverse driving.
- Revision of the 30 minute break time after 8 hours of continuous driving.
- Changes in regards to the splitting of 10 hour off duty rest break if the drivers are driving trucks with sleeper- berth compartment
Read more at FMCSA page with corresponding news and current HOS rules for reference: csa.fmcsa.dot.gov
Disclaimer- The rules and regulations are subject to change any time. Readers must verify with the authority, FMCSA/MTO and must not rely on the contents of this blog.