The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is making available four hours-of-service (HOS) documents, according to information in the Federal Register June 25.
The documents are Analysis of Risk as a Function of Driving Hours: Assessment of Driving Hours 1 through 11; Review of Hours of Service Regulatory Impact Analysis Report; Hours of Service Regulatory Impact Analysis: Peer Review Results and FMCSA Responses; and Analysis of Fatigue-Related Large Truck Crashes, the Assignment of Critical Reason, and Other Variables Using the Large Truck Crash Causation Study.
In the publication, FMCSA said the agency remains committed to issuing a final HOS rule in 2008 and any comments on the four documents should be submitted as soon as possible. FMCSA published an interim final rule December 17, 2007, that reinstated two provisions (the 11-hour driving time and 34-hour restart provisions of the 2005 rule) that had been vacated by a federal court earlier and also sought further comments on those provisions.
The four study documents can be found online at regulations.gov. In the search box enter FMCSA-2004-19608-3481; FMCSA-2004-19608-3483; FMCSA-2004-19608-3484; or FMCSA-2004-19608-3485 to see the studies.
More information about the December 2007 interim final rule is available online at bulktransporter.com.