Next HOS session Jan. 22
The second of four public listening sessions to gather information for a proposed hours of service rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be Friday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CST at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Irving, Texas.
This will be followed on Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PST at the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles.
A fourth session was added that will accommodate owner-operators and other truckers. It will be Jan. 28, 1-9 p.m. CST, at a Comfort Inn Hotel and Suites in Davenport, Iowa. The hotel is near a Flying J Travel Plaza, which has 146 parking spaces for big rigs.
The agency wants to hear from commercial drivers, carriers, safety advocates and others about topics such as rest and on-duty time, sleeper berth use and the effect the current hours-of-service rule has on loading and unloading times for drivers.
Truckers can participate in any of the sessions through audio conference by dialing toll free (866) 216-6835 and entering an access code for each location. The access code for Jan. 22, 215765; for Jan. 25, 617416; and Jan. 28, 223256.
For more information go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov and click on the Hours of Service Listening Sessions icon.
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