FMCSA extends public comment period for HOS proposed rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking on hours-of-service requirements for commercial vehicle drivers that originally appeared in the Federal Register on Dec. 29. The deadline for comments has been moved from Feb. 28 to March 4.

In addition, FMCSA placed three additional documents in the public docket concerning the cumulative fatigue function, coefficient estimates and an explanation of coefficient names as requested by the American Trucking Associations; and an Excel spreadsheet containing data using the formula in the HOS Regulatory Evaluation to link the hours worked in the previous week to fatigue the following week.

The agency also made a number of clerical corrections to the HOS proposed rule. A list of corrections to the NPRM can be found here.