ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has told the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration (FMCSA) that there’s no need to rewrite US hours-of-service rules.
“The current Hours-of-Service (HoS) rules are working. Retain them but add flexibility to the sleeper berth provision,” urged ATA senior vice-president Dave Osiecki, while addressing an FMCSA listening session on the subject.
It was the first of four such listening sessions scheduled across the US. The ATA contended the current HoS are based on decades of research and analysis and are working just fine.
“In the very real world of trucking, highway safety has improved in the past six years under these rules,” Osiecki argued. However, the ATA did take the opportunity to lobby the FMCSA to provide greater flexibility in the sleeper berth provision.
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