Topics: Hours-of-Service Rule (HOS)

FMCSA Extends National HOS Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late February 12 extended the Hours-of-Service waiver through May 31. The HOS waiver had been set to expire on Feb. 28. The agency said that it expects this to be the fourth and final extension of the waiver. The national exemption to the HOS rules for truck drivers and carriers hauling COVID-19 relief was first issued on March 12, 2020, in response to the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump. More

Hurricane Watch: Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall in Louisiana

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on August 24 granted a regional emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The waiver is in effect through September 23, 2020. More

NATSO Analysis: FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule for Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new regulations governing commercial truck drivers' rest breaks on May 14, extending truck driver’s work days while still capping the hours they spend on the road. More

FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule to Revamp Hours-of-Service Regulations


Trump Administration Eases Transition to ELDs

The Trump Administration is offering truck drivers a nearly four-month window to start complying with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule set to take effect Dec. 18. More

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