Truckers Tell FMCSA of Concerns About Coercion, Flexibility at HOS Listening Session

Drivers and trucking industry representatives had another chance to voice comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to change certain hours-of-service requirements Sept. 17.

FMCSA officials responded to participants’ concerns on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking at a lively two-hour listening session held at the Department of Transportation’s headquarters. Many participants emphasized that the final rulemaking should include language specifying that drivers, not dispatchers, have the discretion to act on any adopted provisions.