FMCSA – Comment Periods Extended on Hours Changes for ag Haulers & Personal Conveyance Guidance

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FMCSA - Comment Periods Extended on Hours Changes for ag Haulers & Personal Conveyance Guidance
FMCSA - Comment Periods Extended on Hours Changes for ag Haulers & Personal Conveyance Guidance
Fleets and other industry partners have been given an additional month to remark on a proposition to grow and clear up hours of administration exclusions for ag haulers, and in addition a proposition to somewhat change rules for individual transport, generally identified with straight trucks.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in December issued a proposition to grow agribusiness and domesticated animals haulers’ 150-air-mile sweep hours exception to unladen vehicles inside a 150-mile span of the heap’s source point and after its conveyance. This would apply the exclusion to ag haulers driving an emptied truck to get a heap and after they conveyed a heap, notwithstanding while they’re stacked and in travel.
The proposition was initially given a 30-day remark period, however the American Trucking Associations and others asked for an expansion of the remark time frame because of end-of-year occasion periods making it troublesome for intrigued partners to remark by the Jan. 19 due date.
Those inspired by remarking on the development of ag haulers’ hours of administration exception would now be able to do as such here through Feb. 20.
FMCSA is also extending the comment period on a December-issued proposal to alter the guidance for carriers and drivers using their truck as a personal vehicle to their home or to hotels or restaurants along their route.
The proposal would, if enacted, remove the requirements that trucks and trailers be unladen to be used for personal conveyance. FMCSA stated in the proposed rulemaking the change is mostly meant to allow straight truck drivers the chance to use their truck, even if loaded, for personal use.