Property-carrier hours rules apply to passenger-carrier CMV delivery

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday, June 5, issued a notice of regulatory guidance to establish that the property-carrier hours-of-service rules are applicable to drivers operating commercial motor vehicles designed or used to transport passengers on “driveaway-towaway” trips. FMCSA issued the notice to provide federal and state enforcement personnel and the motor carrier industry with uniform guidance concerning these rules.

FMCSA said it had received inquiries from motor carriers as to whether the property-carrying or passenger-carrying hours-of-service rules would apply in driveaway situations usually involving the delivery of a bus, motorcoach or similar CMV from the manufacturer or distributor to the dealer, or similar scenario.