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DOT Finalizes New Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule on Thursday updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for truck drivers.   
“America’s truckers are doing a heroic job keeping our supply chains open during this unprecedented time and these rules will provide them greater flexibility to keep America moving,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in a U.S. Department of Transportation release.
In August 2019, the Agency published a detailed proposed rule which received an additional 2,800 public comments. Based on the comments and input, FMCSA’s final rule on HOS offers four key revisions to the existing HOS rules:
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