HOS published in Federal Register
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published its proposed hours-of-service rule in December 29 Federal Register, outlining the details of the proposal it first released last Thursday (December 23).

FMCSA, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said last week that it has not yet decided if truckers should be allowed 10 or 11 hours of daily driving time under a revised hours of service rule.

The proposal retains the 34-hour restart provision that allows drivers to restart their weekly clocks after 34 consecutive off-duty hours, though the agency said the restart will have to include two consecutive off-duty periods from midnight to 6:00 a.m.

http://origin.www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-29/pdf/2010-32251.pdf (or contact us for a pdf version)

Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2011. To comment online, go to www.regulations.gov, enter FMCSA-2004-19608 in the Keyword/ID box and click the Search button.

Comments may also be faxed to 202-493-2251, or mailed to Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20590-0001. Cite Docket Number FMCSA-2004-19608 and note the comments are on the hours of service rule.
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