Hours of Service of Drivers: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; Application for Exemption
Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) for an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The requested exemption would apply industry-wide to all motor carriers and CMV drivers operating ready-mixed concrete trucks. Due to the nature of their operation, NRMCA believes that compliance with the 30-minute rest break rule is extremely difficult due to the numerous variables associated with delivery (e.g., weather, customer readiness, traffic) and becomes even more problematic and burdensome during periods of peak demand at construction sites. FMCSA requests public comment on NRMCA's application for exemption.