May 29, 2019

OMB begins review of FMCSA proposal on hours-of-service rules for agricultural commodities

From: Safety + Health

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 17 submitted for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget an advance notice of proposed rulemakingintended to help the agency assess whether to clarify the definitions of “agricultural commodity” or “livestock” in FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.

Currently, federal regulations offer an HOS exemption for drivers who transport livestock and other agricultural commodities within a radius of 150 air miles.

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