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Public Listening Session: Hours of Service (Reno, Nevada)


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The FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers.  On August 23, 2018, FMCSA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment on four specific aspects of the HOS rules for which the Agency is considering changes: the short-haul HOS limit; the HOS exception for adverse driving conditions; the 30-minute rest break provision; and the sleeper berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth. In addition, the Agency requested public comment on petitions for rulemaking from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and (TruckerNation). The Agency encourages vendors of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to participate to address potential implementation issues should changes to the HOS rules be made. The listening session will be held at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. The listening session will be webcast for the benefit of those not able to attend in person. 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.

Date and Location

The listening session will be Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Reno, Nevada, at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake Street, Reno, NV, 89501. The listening session will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and end at 12 p.m., or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their views have done so. 

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Contact Information

For special accommodations for the HOS listening session, such as sign language interpretation, contact Mr. William Cunnane, Program Specialist, at (202) 366-0055 or, by Monday, September 17, 2018, to allow us to arrange for such services. There is no guarantee that interpreter services requested on short notice can be provided.  For information concerning the HOS rules, contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, (202) 366-4325,