TRUCKERS 30-minute REST * USA: Rescind denied by FMCSA
* DC - FMCSA upholds 30-minute break rule following CVSA request to nix it from hours regs
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month denied a petition made by North American truck inspectors asking the agency to rescind the 30-minute break required by current hours of service regulations... The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance filed a petition last year asking FMCSA to rescind the rule, saying it was difficult to enforce, allows greater opportunity for falsified duty logs and contributes little to on-highway safety. CVSA represents truck and bus inspectors in North America, including national, state and local field inspectors... In a letter sent to CVSA Aug. 8, FMCSA defended the safety benefits of the 30-minute break requirement. It also noted the August 2013 ruling by a U.S. Appeals Court that upheld the requirement for long-haul operators...
(Photo: A truckstop truck stop hours of service evening parking hos fuel island) -- Washington, DC, USA - CCJ, by James Jaillet - August 31, 2016