FMCSA Clarifies Definition of Short-Haul Driver

One week after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld all but one provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) truck driver hours-of-service rule (HOS), FMCSA has clarified the definition of short-haul driver. FMCSA said short-haul drivers who are not subject to the 30-minute rest break provision of the new hours-of-service rules are non-commercial drivers license holders who operate within 150-mile radius of their reporting location and CDL holders who operate within 100 miles of their reporting location.


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