Looking for public comments and input on hours-of-service (HOS) rules, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a series of public “listening sessions” for the end of the month. (More FMCSA news)
Responding to a court challenge of current HOS regulations with plans to reissue a new proposed set of rules by the middle of this year, the agency said it wants to hear about rest and on-duty time, sleeper berth use, the effect the current rule has on loading and unloading times for drivers, and other topics related to HOS.
Three public hearings have been scheduled:
- Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City National Airport
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
- Friday, January 22, 2010
Hyatt Regency Dallas Forth Worth Airport
DFW International Parkway, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 75261
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST
- Monday, January 25, 2010
Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles International Airport
1985 East Grand Avenue, El Segundo, California 90245
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
The agency said it will announce details for a fourth session shortly. All sessions will be recorded and become part of the public docket as part of the FMCSA rulemaking process.
Anyone interested in attending or offering comments can contact FMCSA’s David Miller at 202- 366-5011 or go to the agency’s website.