FMCSA changes to Hours of Service (HoS) regulations
On September 29, 2020 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) updated Hours of Service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
The FMCSA has made changes in the following areas:
The short-haul exception has been expanded to 150 air-miles and allows a 14-hour work shift to take place
The permitted on-duty time during adverse driving conditions has been expanded by up to 2 additional hours
A 30-minute break is required after 8 hours of driving time, instead of on-duty time, and drivers are allowed to use an on-duty (not driving) period to qualify as the required break
The sleeper berth rules will now allow drivers to split their required 10 hours off duty into two periods: an 8/2 split, or a 7/3 split
On September 29, 2020 we released a new version of Logbook. The release contains the following changes:
The CDL short-haul exemption will be added in a future version of Logbook.
Full details of the announcement can be found on the FMCSA website www.fmcsa.dot.gov.