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FMCSA Exempts Livestock Haulers from 30-Minute Break Rule

June 7, 2014

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will exempt drivers of vehicles hauling livestock from the 30-minute break requirement during the first eight hours of a shift. The exemption will remain in place for one year only. In 2013, FMCSA granted livestock haulers a 90-day waiver during the hot summer months with no adverse effects to safety. A release from FMCSA says the agency has received four petitions for exemptions from 30 minute break requirement of the HOS rule. This is the second to be granted.

The notice can be viewed in the Federal Register.

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