ATA, NITL supporting more time for HOS considerations
Sep 7, 2004 7:14 AM
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) are helping support a move to give the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) more time to address the new hours-of-service regulation. The support comes as a federal appeals court ruled that the regulation is "arbitrary and capricious," and listed concerns including driver health issues, an increase in maximum driving time from 10 hours to 11 hours, and sleeper berth exceptions.
FMCSA filed the latest action August 30 that would (if approved) allow the new rule to remain in effect for the time being. In addition, the agency would have time to address and correct the concerns of the court about the new rule, according to the FMCSA information.
ATA filed a motion with the District of Columbia court asking for an indefinite stay and the NITL also filed a brief in support of motions for the delay by ATA and FMCSA, according to ATA and NITL information.
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