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Public Listening Session: Hours of Service of Drivers

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Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Click here to view public listening session live stream.

Summary

The FMCSA announces that it will hold two public listening sessions concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 19, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety. The listening sessions will be held in Dallas, TX. A subsequent listening session will be held in September 2019, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Media Center in Washington, DC. FMCSA will publish a separate notice announcing the headquarters session in the Federal Register. The listening sessions will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA's consideration. The sessions will be webcast to allow interested parties to participate remotely.

Date and Location

The meeting will be held August 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (CDT). If all interested participants have had an opportunity to comment, the session may conclude early. The meeting will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202) as part of the Great America Trucking Show. Subsequent notices will be published to announce dates, times, and locations of the other sessions.

Submit questions during the live stream to ListeningSession@dot.gov.

Contact Information

Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

Email: Shannon.Watson@dot.gov; Phone: (202) 366-2551