Friday, December 19, 2014

FMCSA Hours of Service Final Rule for Truck Drivers Announcement

Hours of Service Final Rule for Truck Drivers Announcement From the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (An excerpt from the FMCSA announcement):

Updated December 17, 2014 - The U.S. Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 was enacted on December 16, 2014, suspending enforcement of requirements for use of the 34-hour restart. For more information see FMCSA’s Federal Register notice:

For a Summary of the Hours of Service Regulations Click here.

SUMMARY: "The FMCSA suspended the requirements regarding the restart of a truck driver’s 60- or 70-hour limit that drivers were required to comply with beginning July 1, 2013. The restart provisions have no force or effect from the date of enactment of the Appropriations Act through the period of suspension, and such provisions are replaced with the previous restart provisions in effect on June 30, 2013. FMCSA provides this notice to motor carriers, commercial drivers, State Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program grant recipients and other law enforcement personnel of these immediate enforcement changes."

"DATES: The suspension of enforcement of § 395.3(c) and (d) is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on December 16, 2014."