Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hours of Service Final Decision

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling on ATA’s challenge to the most recent revisions in the HOS rules.

The FMCSA’s rulemaking was upheld with the exception that ATA prevailed in its challenge to the applicability of the rest break to short haul drivers.
This means the following:
  1. There will be NO change to the restart rule that became effective on July 1st
  2. The 30 minute rest break rule does NOT apply to local, short haul drivers (100 air mile radius drivers) but DOES still apply to all drivers required to complete a logbook.