On September 29th 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is updating Hours of Service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
What changes have been made?
The FMCSA has made changes in the following areas:
- The short-haul exception has been expanded to 150 air-miles and allows a 14-hour work shift to take place
- The driving window during adverse driving conditions has been expanded by up to 2 additional hours
- A 30-minute break is required after 8 hours of driving time, instead of on-duty time, and drivers are allowed to use an on-duty (not driving) period to qualify as the required break
- The sleeper berth rules will now allow drivers to split their required 10 hours off duty into two periods: an 8/2 split, or a 7/3 split
What do you need to know?
We are fully committed to implementing the new rules in the Fleet platform, and our product and engineering teams are already hard at work with the official documentation. Our customers and prospects can rest assured that we will provide updates as we get closer to the September compliance deadline. Full details of the announcement can be found on the FMCSA website www.fmcsa.dot.gov.