NATSO Comments on HOS 14-Hour Pause

Added on: November 5, 2020


NATSO urged the Department of Transportation to integrate truck parking considerations into its evaluation of revisions to the federal HOS regulatory structure to live up to the Department’s priority of addressing truck parking concerns. The comments were filed in response to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) request for public input on a pilot program that would allow participating drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period up to three hours.  The Split Duty Period Pilot Program, which would allow drivers one off-duty break of at least 30 minutes, but not more than three hours, that would pause a truck driver’s 14-hour driving window, provided the driver takes 10 consecutive hours off duty at the end of the work shift.