FMCSA Misses “Goal” To Unveil New HOS Proposed Changes, Hopes To “Soon”
Washington D.C. – The highly anticipated unveiling of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) newly proposed hours-of-service (HOS) rule is not going to happen today, as the agency hoped.
An FMCSA spokesperson confirmed to Transportation Nation Network (TNN) on Friday morning that the proposed rule would not be published into the Federal Register today, and thus, we would not get our first look at the details.
“FMCSA’s proposed rule on changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations continues to be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB),” the FMCSA representative said in an email to TNN.
An April Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory update indicated the target date for publishing the newly proposed rule was today, Friday, June 7.
Just last week FMCSA told TNN that the agency remained “hopeful” to achieve its goal of meeting the target date.
However, that is not going to happen.
“The timelines in the Department’s regulatory updates serve as goals for the Agency and are reflective of FMCSA’s plan to move quickly during this rulemaking process,” the FMCSA spokesperson said to TNN today.
When asked if FMCSA had set another target date, the spokesperson said, “The Agency is hopeful the rule will be published soon.”
As a result, many in the trucking community will continue to wait anxiously as OMB finishes its review of the proposed regulations.
Until then, make sure to check out TNN’s ongoing HOS coverage and analysis by clicking HERE.
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