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Keeping up with hours of service

| February 10, 2011

hours of service, truck, HOS, fmcsa, overdriveRegulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex.

You can get a quick-glance chart of proposed changes and the official details of the notice of proposed rulemaking from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and read Overdrive’s reporting on the basics. Check the February Overdrive for more detailed analysis and industry response.

Comments on the rule can be filed until Feb. 28.

If you want help in crafting your comments, review a Jan. 22 conference call discussing the “Do’s and Don’t of submitting comments to the FMCSA.” The discussion is available through the archives tab of Truckers for a Cause, which put on the event with former FMCSA Administrator John Hill and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Regulatory Affairs Specialist Joe Rajkovacz.

Thirty-seven organizations have asked the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for an hours-of-service hearing before the comment period ends Feb. 28.

  • David Roadman

    I will keep this short and sweet. Its way to confusing and complex and for the most part makes no sense at all. We need the trucking industry to be safe but we also need it to be productive. What should be done is revert back to the original HOS but insert a 34 hour restart!

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  • David Eubanks

    Dave, the idea of a 34 hr. restart is ridiculous. If you think I am sitting around a truckstop for 34 hrs. you are nuts. 10 to 12 hrs. is plenty. When I am on the road it is business not pleasure. Anyone that takes 34 hrs. to rest up with all the new regs. for rest has no business on the road. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.