Revised HOS Rule Submitted for Review
Could a change be on the horizon for the Hours of Service (HOS) rules? More flexibility has been the request for a while now and change looks promising.
Elaine Chao spoke to a gathered group of truckers gathered at the Mid-America Trucking Show recently. She said, “I’m pleased to announce today that the department is moving forward with he next step: a Notice of Proposed Rule Making.” She went on to announce the NPRM had just been delivered to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
There doesn’t appear to be a lot of details at this point, but it was emphasized that the DOT “understands the strong interest in increasing flexibility and is giving it serious consideration.”
There seems to be an understanding regarding unnecessary burdens on the industry. Strategies are being examined to keep this in consideration while still maintaining safety on the roadways and continuing to keep crash preventability as a priority.
Stay tuned for the next step as changes appear to be coming.
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