[headline_arial_large_centered color=”#000000″]FMCSA & DOT Has Proposed a Number of Sweeping Changes To Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers[/headline_arial_large_centered]  

HOS-Regulations-7-1-2013_Page_1HOS-Regulations-7-1-2013_Page_2They include:

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  • A reduction in driving time to 10 hours per shift. A reduction in driving time and working hours will trigger a need for more drivers.
  • Extending the current 34 hour restart period to include two periods from midnight to 6 a.m.
  • Reduce the on-duty time in each shift.
  • Increase the number of consecutive hours of off-duty time required to restart the weekly work period.
  • Limiting use of the restarts to once every 7 calendar days.
  • Mandatory rest breaks once every 7 hours. Reduce the maximum driving time in each shift.