Oregon proposes intrastate HOS changes

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The Oregon Department of Transportation has published a proposed rule that would bring two of its intrastate hours-of-service exceptions into alignment with the federal interstate requirements:

  • Oregon currently allows a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle after taking eight consecutive hours off duty; the proposed rule would require the driver to take 10 consecutive hours off duty before operating a CMV.
  • Oregon currently allows a driver to operate on a time card rather than a record-of-duty status (log) if he stays with a 100 air-mile radius of the starting point, and returns to the starting point within 16 hours. The proposed rule would require the driver to stay within the 100 air-mile radius, and to return to the starting point within 12 consecutive hours.
  • Public comments must be submitted no later than Aug. 21. For more information, e-mail Bob Russell at russell@ortrucking.org.