Group asks DOT to push back hours of service date

Published January, 29 2013

In a letter sent to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect. Right now, the rule is set to be implemented July 1. Because of a pending case with the agency regarding hours of service — and oral arguments set for March 15 — Graves says in the letter the industry needs time to plan for the new rule, pending the outcome of the court case.

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