Concrete haulers seek disaster-related HOS relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment until Aug. 17 on an application from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for a two-year exemption from certain provisions of the hours-of-service rules.

The exemption would apply to an estimated 800 ready-mix drivers delivering to active construction sites in states affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita – Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Under the requested exemption, drivers of ready-mixed concrete vehicles in designated areas would be allowed to operate under the 100 air-mile radius exception from the requirement to prepare records of duty status provided they are released from work within 14 hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty.

For more information, visit and search Docket No. 23459.