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July 23, 2013

DOT give livestock truckers 90-day waiver on new hours

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the new Federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for livestock transportation. The waiver applies to new rules that went into effect July 1 that limit the maximum average workweek for truck drivers to 70 hours, a decrease from the current maximum of 82 hours and require truck drivers to take a 30-minute break during the first eight hours of a shift.  Read More

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