Lawmakers Press FMCSA to Finish HOS Field Study

A group of four Republicans is urging Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to set a firm date for finishing a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision in the hours-of-service rule.

Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., joined by Reps. Tom Rice, R-S.C., Trey Radel, R-Fla., and Todd Rokita, R-Ind., recently issued a letter to Sec. Foxx saying the study should have been done before the rule was revised, according to published reports.

The study on the provision, which requires drivers to take off two periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. during their 34-hour restart, was due before the new HOS rule became final on July 1 but has not yet been released. It was mandated in last year’s highway bill. 

The representatives are seeking a response by Sept. 12.
 

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