WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied eight petitions for reconsideration from organizations that want the U.S. hours of service final rule altered.Pub...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied eight petitions for reconsideration from organizations that want the U.S. hours of service final rule altered.
Published April 28, the final rule was intended to address the issue of driver fatigue and sets standards for driving and off-duty time.
The petitions were in four categories: requests to allow off-duty time to extend the 14-hour on-duty limit; to exempt utility vehicles and workers from the hours of service regulations; for miscellaneous changes, such as changing the definition of commercial motor vehicles; and to allow early compliance with the new hours of service rules before the Jan. 4, 2004, effective date.
But the FMCSA chose to deny each of the petitions.
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