Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from C.H. Robinson’s blog highlights the proposed changes to the hours of service (HOS) rules and what it means for all stakeholders in the transportation industry.
On August 14, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the long awaited draft rule updating certain parts of the hours of service (HOS) rules.
What are the proposed HOS changes?
In summary, the changes proposed include (per the American Trucking Association):
Split sleeper berth
- 7/3 hour splits would be permissible (current requirement is one continuous 10 hour break with limited opportunities to split into 9/1 and 8/2)
- Potential for 6/4 split
30-minute rest break
- The break will be required after eight hours of driving time (as compared to eight hours after coming on duty)
- The break will be allowed while on-duty, not driving (as compared to being completely off-duty)