WASHINGTON. Ont. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Annette Sandberg says Congress probably won’t write driver hours-of-service rules into law, a move the truck safety agency had sought to insulate its new HOS from lawsuits.
FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told a congressional panel last week that the agency was "not betting on" getting its already challenged HOS rules codified in long-term transportation legislation Congress is considering.
She said that if Congress did not act, the agency "would still need to continue" work on writing a new rule. The FMSCA has until September of this year to do so, thanks to a successful court challenge by a public interest group last year.
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