Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Statement on Hours of Service Decision

FMCSA Statement on Hours-of-Service Decision WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a statement on August 2, 2013 regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the Hours of Service rule.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

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FMCSA Statement on Hours-of-Service Decision

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the following statement today on the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the Hours of Service rule:

“We are pleased with the court’s decision to uphold the department’s Hours of Service requirements for truck drivers. The ruling recognizes the sensible data-driven approach that was taken in crafting this important regulation to increase safety and reduce driver fatigue – a leading factor in truck crashes. The ruling also provides added certainty for all affected, moving forward.”

“The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reviewing the court’s opinion and will soon take additional action, as needed, for its full implementation