FMCSA, DOT: Notice of Final Disposition; HOS Exemption Granted for NAPA

January 29, 2018 3:38 PM | Kelly Houtz (Administrator)

Hours of Service of Drivers: National Asphalt Pavement Association, Inc.; Application for Exemptions 

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

 ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemptions.

 SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant the National Asphalt Pavement Association, (Inc.) (NAPA) request for exemptions from two requirements of the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for all drivers of certain commercial motor vehicles (CMVs): 

(1) The 30-minute rest break provision and (2) the requirement that short-haul drivers utilizing the record of duty status (RODS) exception return to their work-reporting location within 12 hours of coming on duty. The first exemption will enable drivers engaged in the transportation of asphalt and related materials to use 30 minutes or more of on-duty ‘‘waiting time’’ to satisfy the requirement for the 30- minute rest break, provided they do not perform any other work during the break. The second exemption will allow these drivers to use the short-haul exception but return to their work reporting location within 14 hours instead of the usual 12 hours. 

DATES: This exemption is applicable January 26, 2018 and expires January 25, 2023. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 614–942–6477. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. 

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