Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill – News – TruckingInfo.com

A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.

In a May 2 statement, the group also argues that Congress should leave the Hours of Service rule alone– at least until data on driver fatigue is compiled after the upcoming electronic logging device mandate has gone into effect.

In its statement, The Trucking Alliance “urges the U.S. Senate to delete the proposed ’73 hours in a 7-day period’ provision from the bill” because HOS rules “should rely on sound science and statistical data to reduce truck driver fatigue.”

The HOS provision in the Senate’s FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill (S.2844) reads: “If the 34-hour restart rule in effect on June 30, 2013, is restored, then drivers who use the 34-hour restart may not drive after being on duty more than 73 hours in a 7-day period.”

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