Hours of Service of Drivers: National Pork Producers Council; Application for Exemption
Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) on behalf of its members and other agricultural organizations for an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption would enable all CMV drivers transporting livestock to operate without taking a 30- minute break during the work day if 8 hours have passed since the last off-duty period of at least 30 minutes. FMCSA considers the request to be on behalf of all motor carriers and drivers when transporting livestock. FMCSA requests public comment on the application for exemption.