Transportation Law Update: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Announces Proposed Rulemaking


Earlier this week the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced proposed rulemaking regarding commercial motor vehicle driver’s hours of service requirements. The Notice and proposed rule are posted below. There are several changes addressed by the proposed rules. First, the rule addresses changes to short-haul operations (including extending the distance to 150 miles air miles). Second, the proposed rule will extend the time of operation during adverse weather conditions. Third, the proposed rule imposes a 30 minute break rule. Fourth, the proposed rule allows drivers to split time off while in a sleeper berth. The public will have 45 days to comment on the proposed rules.

Link to proposed rule.


Practice Areas