The FMCSA Hours of Service proposal is currently in its comment period. While they had fast tracked that proposal, a number of groups have requested more time to make comments. The new deadline for comments is now October 21. An unlikely coalition of divergent interests came together to request this extension. The ATA and the Teamsters as well as other "safety" groups want more time to study the proposal and make informed comments. While this can be a good thing, the comment period extension will push back the implementation date of any rule that they do make. I certainly don't expect to see any rule put in place before late winter or even early spring at the soonest. We will have to contend with drivers taking their break on the fuel island or on the shoulder of the road until then. By the way, please stop taking a 30 minute break on the shoulder. No matter what the rules are it is always up to us to be safe. Stopping on the shoulder of the interstate for a 30 minute break is illegal and unsafe. HERE is an article about the delay.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.