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American Trucking Associations has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a delay in the effective date of FMCSA’s new hours-of-service rule of three months following a court’s decision about the rule.
In a letter sent to the agency late Friday, ATA President Bill Graves wrote that a delay beyond the scheduled July 1 HOS compliance date “will avoid potentially duplicative and unnecessary training, prevent confusion if the court’s decision alters . . . the final rule, and, given the anticipated short length of the delay, will have no measureable impact on highway safety.”
FMCSA spokesman Duane DeBruyne confirmed that the agency was in receipt of the letter and that it was under review.