On August 22, 2019 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comments on proposed changes to the Hours of Service regulations. The proposed changes are intended to provide flexibility in several areas following concerns raised by industries and commercial drivers. These include:
The entire notice can be found here including additional discussion about comments received and Agency reasonings.
Originally, the NPRM noted a due date for comments of October 7th, however, that deadline has been extended to October 21. FMCSA is seeking comments from the industries and drivers impacted by these potential changes. More information on the topic can be found here and comments may be submitted to FMCSA here.