May 2020 Newsletter
FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule
Released in May, the final ruling includes four new revisions that were made due to truck driver and industry concerns. There are revisions to:
- The Short-Haul Exemption
- Adverse Driving Conditions
- The 30-Minute Break
- Split-Sleeper Berth Rules
The final rule is expected to increase flexibility for drivers and reduce costs for motor carriers.
(See pages 8 and 9 for a comprehensive chart that compares the existing requirement and the revised requirement)
New CDC Guidelines for Long-Haul Truck Drivers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines on how long-haul truck drivers and their employers can work safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
From steps on how to prevent spreading COVID-19 to tips on maintaining a healthy work environment, these new guidelines are here to help these essential workers.