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Mar 13, 2017

TRUCKERS 34-hour restart provision * USA: It's history

* DC - More restrictive restart provision appears to be history

--- The so-called July 1, 2013, 34-hour restart provision that required two consecutive overnight periods and could be used only once a week is history... Less than one week after the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General sent a letter to the DOT and several members of Congress saying that based on a Congressionally-mandated study the 2013 rule did not explicitly identify a net benefit from the use of the two suspended provisions of the restart rule on driver operations, safety, fatigue and health, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration passed on the report to Congress... The pre-July 1, 2013, rule, which now becomes the permanent rule, allowed unlimited use of the restart and does not require the two consecutive overnight periods... 
(Photo courtesy: OMNITRACS - The pre-July 1, 2013, rule, which now becomes the permanent rule, allowed unlimited use of the restart and does not require the two consecutive overnight periods)   --   Washington, DC, USA - The Trucker, by LYNDON FINNEY - March 9, 2017

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