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Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Association (APA); Request To Include Additional Member Companies to Current APA HOS Exemptions

Notice of application for exemptions; request for comments.

FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) requesting extension of its current exemptions from the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for 12 additional member companies. The request would allow drivers employed by the 12 member carriers to exclude off-duty and sleeper- berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14-hour limit. It would also to allow these drivers to use paper records of duty status (RODS) in lieu of an electronic logging device (ELD) during the designated Independence Day periods.

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