October 31, 2012
The American Transportation Research Institute is gathering carrier opinions on the potential impacts of changes to the 34-hour restart rule. Under the new Hours-of-Service rules scheduled to take effect next year, changes to the 34-hour restart will include 1) a requirement that a restart include two periods between 1 a.m. - 5 a.m., and 2) a limitation of one restart per 7-day time period. This survey is part of a larger ATRI study quantifying real-world operational impacts on the trucking industry that may result from these revisions. Motor carriers can provide confidential input on the HOS changes through ATRI's survey, available online at www.atri-online.org, or by clicking here. The aggregated and anonymized results of the survey will be available later this year and ATRI's full HOS study will be released in early 2013.