Hours of Service: Confusion Continues

Sept. 14, 2007: There is still no word yet on when the hours of service regulations for DOT-covered drivers will change back to 10 hours of driving time.

It is certain that there will be at least a short delay in the change, because of a motion filed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. The change back to 10 hours (and elimination of the 34-hour “restart” provision) cannot happen until at least seven days after the court rules on that motion and so far no hearing has been set.

The ATA has asked for an eight-month delay in implementing the change. Public Citizen, which successfully sued to strike down the regs, will oppose that kind of long delay.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) has not filed for a stay, but will enter their position by the time of the hearing.

Click here to read a report in TheTrucker.com

Click here to read commentary from Jim Hightower on the Hours of Service Regulations.
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