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A proposed rule meant to update hours-of-service guidelines for truck drivers will be announced in the near term, the country’s top trucking regulator told a Senate panel June 19.

“We, I believe, are in the final stages. As you know, it’s a process,” said Ray Martinez, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, during a hearing of the Commerce Committee. “But, I really do believe that we are in the very final stages of that process, and I’m hopeful that it will be in short order. I hesitate to put a date certain on it.”

The long-anticipated proposed rule on HOS policy had a release date of June 7. Martinez explained the Office of Management and Budget is reviewing it.

Source: FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Tells Congress HOS Proposed Rule in ‘Final Stages’ | Transport Topics