The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public comment period to March 4 for its notice of proposed rulemaking on hours-of-service requirements for commercial vehicle drivers.
In addition, FMCSA placed three additional documents in the public docket concerning the cumulative fatigue function, coefficient estimates and an explanation of coefficient names as requested by the American Trucking Associations. It also added an Excel spreadsheet containing data using the formula in the HOS Regulatory Evaluation to link the hours worked in the previous week to fatigue the following week.
The agency also made a number of clerical corrections to the HOS proposed rule. A list of corrections to the NPRM can be found here.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.