First Listening Session Regarding New Hours of Service Proposal is This Week

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it will be hosting two upcoming listening sessions regarding its recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Hours of Service (HOS) rule.

In the announcement of the NPRM last week, the Agency said the proposed reforms will “provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety.”

The agency said on Monday it will be hosting the first of two listening sessions on Friday, August 23 at the Great American Truck Show which is being held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St., Dallas, TX.


Set to begin at 10 a.m., the FMCSA is encouraging interested persons to “present comments, views, and relevant research” on the newly proposed reforms.

A subsequent listening session will be held in September 2019 at a time yet to be determined, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Media Center in Washington, D.C.

All comments at both listening sessions will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA to consider.

The sessions will also be webcast to allow those who are not able to attend an opportunity to watch.

You may submit your comments HERE.

Remember to include the Docket Number FMCSA-2018-248.

For more information on these listening sessions, click HERE.



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