DOT submits proposed rule change for HOS regulations

From Transport Topics.

The Department of Transportation has sent its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform hours-of-service regulations to the Office of Management and Budget.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on March 29 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that the NPRM had advanced. The contents of the notice are not yet public.

“I can’t go into the details or the specifics for this proposal, but let me note that the department understands the strong interest in increasing flexibility and is giving it serious consideration,” Chao said. “We asked for your participation, and you participated.”

FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez acknowledged that he can’t prejudge OMB’s action on the proposal, but he expressed optimism that it will keep moving “on a fast track.” Shortly after Chao’s announcement, Martinez conducted a live interview with Road Dog Trucking News on SiriusXM Channel 146.

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