Truck Drivers' Hours-of-Service Concerns

LAST DECEMBER, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed changes in the restrictions for truck drivers, including one that would reduce the number of allowable daily driving hours from 11 to 10. While proposed ostensibly for safety reasons, the change has evoked intense pushback from fleet owners, including retailers, and trade associations. If we go back to 10 hours of drive

LAST DECEMBER, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed changes in the “hours-of-service” restrictions for truck drivers, including one that would reduce the number of allowable daily driving hours from 11 to 10.

While proposed ostensibly for safety reasons, the change has evoked intense pushback from fleet owners, including retailers, and trade associations. “If we go back to 10 hours of drive time per day, this will have a significant

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