FMCSA Seeks Public Input

Posted 09/20/18

FMCSA is seeking public input on the four following topics:

  1. Expanding the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption for CDL drivers from 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty, in order to be consistent with the rules for long-haul truck drivers;
  2. Extending the current 14-hour on-duty limitation by up to two hours when a truck driver encounters adverse driving conditions;
  3. Revising the current mandatory 30-minute break for truck drivers after 8-hours of continuous driving; and
  4. Reinstating the option for splitting up the required 10-hour off-duty rest break for drivers operating trucks that are equipped with a sleeper-berth compartment.

The deadline for comment is September 24, 2018.

You may submit comments
identified by Docket Number FMCSA–
2018–0248 using any of the following

• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online
instructions for submitting comments.
• Mail: Docket Management Facility,
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200
New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building,
Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
Washington, DC 20590–0001.
• Hand Delivery or Courier: West
Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–
140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays.
• Fax: 202–493–2251.


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