October 2020 Newsletter
The new HOS regulations went into effect on Tuesday, September 29th. Make sure you are up to date on the four major changes, which include:
- Short-Haul Exemption: short-haul drivers can now travel within a 150 air-mile radius
- Adverse Driving Condition Exemption: adds 2 additional hours onto driving window during adverse driving conditions
- 30-Minute Break Requirement: requires a 30 minute break after 8 hours of driving time
- Sleeper Berth Provision: modification that decreased the required period of time spent in the berth from 8 hours to 7 hours when aiming to meet the 10-hour off-duty requirement.
Resource: Hours of Service (HOS) | FMCSA (dot.gov)
CDL & Med Card Extensions
FMCSA has extended a waiver that gives relief to truck drivers with expired CDL’s and med cards.
The waiver pushes back the license expiration date to December 31, 2020, for drivers who were originally required to renew their CDL on or before March 1, 2020.
The wavier also extended expired or expiring med cards. For drivers whose medical cards were valid on February 29, 2020 and expired on or after March 1, 2020 but before June 1, 2020, the expiration date is pushed back to October 31, 2020. For drivers whose medical cards expired on or after June 1, 2020, the expiration date is moved back to December 31, 2020.
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