The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posted official notice that the more restrictive version of the 34-hour restart has been suspended.
The notice confirms the suspension ordered by Congress and says, “Drivers are therefore authorized, as of 12:01 a.m. on December 16, 2014, to resume use of the previous, unlimited restart provision.”
The controversial provision that was suspended said that when drivers used the restart they had to take two periods off between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., and could use the restart only once a week. The provision now in effect does not have these restrictions.
The notice also says that the suspension will continue until September 30 or until FMCSA finishes the study that Congress required.
And it adds that the agency will give notice when the temporary suspension ends and the more restrictive restart goes back into effect.