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Public Listening Session: Hours of Service of Drivers (DC)

Eastern Standard Time (EST)




The FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 22, 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 session 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 session will be webcast to allow interested parties to participate remotely.

Date and Location

The meeting will be held September 17, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). If all interested participants have had an opportunity to comment, the session may conclude early. The meeting will be held at the at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Subsequent notices will be published to announce dates, times, and locations of the other sessions.

You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0248 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
  • Fax: 202-493-2251.
  • Submissions Containing Confidential Business Information (CBI): Mr. Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments, including collection of information comments for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB.

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For Further Information Contact:

For special accommodations for any of these HOS listening sessions, such as sign language interpretation, contact Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, (202) 385-2395 or at to allow us to arrange for such services. For information concerning the hours-of-service rules, contact Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, (202) 366-4325,