July 23, 2013

Livestock, poultry transporters get temporary waiver from hours rule provision

Responding to concerns raised by a coalition of animal agriculture associations, including the National Chicken Council, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a limited 90-day waiver delaying implementation of the required 30-minute rest break following 8 hours on duty. The 30-minute rest period is part of the new Federal Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulation that took effect on July 1, 2013. Read More

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