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Spring 2011 | Vol. 13 | No. 1

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New Hours-of-Service Rules Proposed for Commercial Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking recommending changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial truck drivers.

Proposed changes to the HOS requirements include the following:

Semi-truck driving in a rural area

Violations of the proposed rules would be up to $2,750 for commercial truck drivers and up to $11,000 for trucking companies that allow their drivers to violate the limits.

According to FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro, “This proposed rule provides another opportunity for the public to weigh in on a safety issue that impacts everyone on our roadways.” The public had until February 28, 2011 to submit comments.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and various supporting documents are available at