ATA Hails Release of Proposed HOS Changes

(September 5, 2019) — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is welcoming the release of proposed changes to the nation’s hours-of-service rules by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, noting the changes are intended to improve safety on the country’s highways while providing additional flexibility for professional drivers.

American Trucking Association welcomes changes to USA's hours-of-service rules by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration affects propane delivery drivers reports BPN the propane industry's leading source for news and information since 1939.“Secretary Chao and administrator Martinez are to be commended for their commitment to an open and data-driven process to update the hours-of-service rules,” said ATA president and CEO Chris Spear. “We look forward to studying and understanding how these pro- posed changes will impact our industry so we can provide relevant data and information to strengthen and support a good final rule that bolsters safety and provides drivers needed flexibility.”

ATA remarked the proposed rule maintains the regulation’s core principles. “In the 15 years since the last major revisions to the hours-of-service, we as an industry have learned a great deal about how these rules impact our drivers,” said ATA chairman Barry Pottle, president of Pottle’s Transportation. “The valuable experience and data we’ve gained over that time will make it easier to provide flexibility for drivers to get additional rest and find parking while keeping our highways safe.”