15 May DOT Published Final Rule Modernizing HOS Regulations for CMV Drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule modernizing hours of service (HOS) rules to improve safety and flexibility for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and the American public.
The final rule brings a key reform to the short-haul exemption by extending it to 150 air miles and increasing the maximum on-duty period from 12 to 14 hours.
ARA sent comments to FMCSA on Oct. 21, 2019, requesting regulatory reform to HOS rules including an expansion of the short-haul exception and maximum on-duty period.
Read more about these modernized regulations in this news release. Reference this one-pager and this matrix comparing the new rule to the old rule to learn more. Click the button below to see the complete final rule.