Long-Debated Hours of Service (HOS) Rules To Take Effect July 1st
After decades in the making, the much debated and litigated Hours of Service rules revision is now just days away. Barring any last-minute interference, enforcement of the latest version of the rules will begin on July 1st.
Key highlights of the HOS rules include:
- The rule limits the use of the “34-hour restart” to once a week (168 hours).
- Restart must include 2 night periods between 1:00-5:00 AM.
- No driving if more than 8 hours since last break of 30 or more minutes.
- Clarification of on-duty time.
A detailed Q & A about the HOS rules can be found at the FMCSA website.