FMCSA’s decision to extend the comment period from Sept. 24 until Oct. 10 came after several organizations requested extensions ranging from 30 to 60 days. The short extension stays in line with the agency’s message that it is trying to provide truck drivers flexibility within the hours of service as soon as possible.
The agency is scheduled to host four more public listening sessions before the end of the comment period. Listening sessions are slated for these dates:
- Sept. 22 in Reno, Nev.;
- Sept. 28 at the Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo.;
- Oct. 2 in Orlando, Fla.; and
- Oct. 10 in Washington, D.C.
FMCSA published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Aug. 23 asking for comments and data about possible HOS changes regarding short-haul operations, adverse driving conditions, the 30-minute break, and split-sleeper berth.
Comments can be made here.
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