DOT proposal on HOS rules slated for June publication

From Transport Topics.

The Department of Transportation’s Significant Rulemaking Report for April indicates that the agency plans to publish its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on hours-of-service regulations June 7.

The Significant Rulemakings Report, updated monthly, offers the summary and status of the rulemakings DOT has pending. Although April’s report lists June 7 as the “originally scheduled date” to publish the NPRM after the Office of Management and Budget’s review process, that date is not set in stone.

DOT submitted the proposal to OMB on March 29. The contents of the notice were not made public. A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesman confirmed that OMB still is reviewing the proposal.

“The timeline included in the department’s April regulatory update reflects FMCSA’s goal to move quickly during this rulemaking process, and the agency is hopeful that goal will be achieved,” the spokesman told Transport Topics.

American Trucking Associations spokesman Sean McNally said the group is pleased that DOT has released a projected publication date for the NPRM. In March, FMCSA chief Ray Martinez expressed optimism that the proposal will keep moving “on a fast track.” Martinez made the remark during a radio interview broadcast from the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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