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Public Listening Sessions: Hours of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hosts five public listening sessions on potential changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers.

  • Dallas, Texas – Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Reno, Nevada – Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Joplin, Missouri – Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Orlando, Florida – Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Washington, DC – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.org (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 sessions will be webcast for the benefit of those not able to attend in person and 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.

Upcoming Sessions

Click on the following links to learn more and view the live streams:

Washington, DC – Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Previous Sessions

Click on the following links to view the recorded live streams:

Orlando, Florida – Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Joplin, Missouri – Friday, September 28, 2018

Reno, Nevada – Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dallas, Texas – Friday, August 24, 2018

Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2018
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