Trucking Expert Witnesses & Proposed Hours of Service Rule

Trucking expert witnesses may write reports and testify on trucking and transportation rules and regulations, including federal motor carrier safety regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reopened its hours-of-service proposed rule to public comments in order to allow review of four new studies.

FMCSA did not immediately say how long it would extend the comment period, but the agency is under a court-ordered deadline to post a final rule by July 26. The previous HOS comment period ended March 4. The four studies are related to driver fatigue, FMCSA said in a statement Friday. The agency posted links to the studies on its website.

American Trucking Associations, which has challenged the proposed rule, said that because of “serious questions about the research and data used by FMCSA to justify its proposed changes to the regulations, the agency may have determined it could not move forward with development of a final rule.”

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