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Revised regulations FMCSA

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FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. Hutch is already working on implementing these changes and will soon have it available

Revised Requirements and their impacts on the Industry:

Short-Haul

Changes -
The maximum work period allowed under the short-haul exemption extended from 12 to 14 hoursThe maximum driving radius also increased from 100 air-miles to 150 air-milesImpacts -
More companies and Drivers can now take advantage of the Short-haul exception (150 air-mile radius)This will shift the workload from Long-haul to Short-haul companies and Drivers, giving more opportunity to Short-haul drivingThere will be no or minimal changes to the total hours driven or Vehicle Miles TravelledAdverse Driving Conditions or as OOIDA says “Unforeseen” Driving Conditions

Changes -
Drivers can now extend their maximum driving window by up to 2 hours during Unforeseen Driving Conditions. Adv…