So It Begins…HOS Version 3.0.1
Just when you thought it was safe to consider the HOS rules finalized, the first change comes along less than two weeks into enforcement of the new rules. The FMCSA recently issued a 90-day temporary waiver exempting livestock haulers from the 30-minute rest break requirement.
It seems that hogs, cattle, and other livestock don’t take well to hanging around inside a stationary trailer during the hot summer months. Who could have possibly known that hogs don’t sweat and that livestock trailers bear an eery resemblance to a TV-dinner tray when left to bake in the hot sun? Who could have known that it gets hot in the summer? Who could have known that one size DOESN’T fit all when it comes to HOS?