Monday, December 29, 2014

Changes to 34 Hour Restart in the Hours of Service

34 Hour Restart
Some parts of the Hours of Service have had a suspension of enforcement. You now can use a 34 hour restart more than once a week and the  two periods from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m no longer apply.

 To read the official notice published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) visit: HOS Fed Reg Notice Dec 17 2014.pdf


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 395

 Hours of Service of Drivers

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

 SUMMARY: FMCSA suspends enforcement of certain sections of the Agency’s Hours of Service (HOS) rules as required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, enacted December 16, 2014. Specifically, FMCSA suspends the requirements regarding the restart of a driver’s 60- or 70-hour limit that drivers were required to comply with beginning July 1, 2013. The restart provisions have no force or effect from the date of enactment of the Appropriations Act through the period of suspension, and such provisions are replaced with the previous restart provisions in effect on June 30, 2013. FMCSA provides this notice to motor carriers, commercial drivers, State Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program grant recipients and other law enforcement personnel of these immediate enforcement changes.

DATES: The suspension of enforcement of § 395.3(c) and (d) is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on December 16, 2014. Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 For more information on the Hours of Service visit

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