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FMCSA Expands Coronavirus Hours-of-Service Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added fuel and other items to an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

Final HOS Rule Goes to White House for Review

The final hours-of-service rule has gone to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, according to Jim Mullen, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

FMCSA: No Word on When Trucking Will See Hours-of-Service Changes

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official points out that the agency's ongoing effort to revise the hours-of-service rule is still in the works, with the goal being "to provide some flexibility" to the key regulation affecting commercial truck drivers in the U.S.