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FMCSA Issues Final HOS Rule

11:36 AM MST | November 20, 2008 | Esther D'Amico

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA; Washington) has issued a final hours of service (HOS) rule that essentially restores its controversial 2005 HOS regulation that set the amount of time a driver can be on the road without taking a break. The rule, published November 19 in the Federal Register, allows commercial drivers to continue to operate vehicles for up to 11 hours within a 14-hour period, following at least 10 consecutive hours off duty. The rule also continues to allow drivers to restart calculations of their weekly on-duty limits after...

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