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House Panel Considering Hearing on Hours of Service

October 30, 2013

By Truckinginfo Staff

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A House committee is considering holding a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule in November.

“Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations are very important to the House Small Business Committee,” said committee spokesman DJ Jordan in response to an email query.

“We are considering holding a hearing on the impact on transportation small businesses in November, although nothing has been finalized.”

The tentative date for the hearing would be Nov. 21, sources said.

The Small Business Committee last looked at trucking in July 2012, when it held hearings to air industry concerns about the agency’s CSA program.

 

Comments

  1. 1. Joe [ October 31, 2013 @ 09:26AM ]

    Well, if the committee holds this hearing it will be nothing more than political theatre. This committee has NO oversight authority over FMCSA – but don’t tell truckers that – wouldn’t want them to know they are getting bamboozled by those just attempting to “gin folks up” in order to appear relevant.

  2. 2. John [ October 31, 2013 @ 02:15PM ]

    The big word here is we're "considering" having a hearing. More political BS that just leads everyone around in a circle with no end in site. If they're just considering a hearing, why not save our tax dollars, and just call it off. They won't come to any type of conclusion anyway.

 

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