On August 20, 2019 (84 FR 43097), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice in the federal register announcing it will hold two public listening sessions concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 14, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety. More information on the NPRM can be found at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/federal-motor-carrier-safety-administration-publishes-hours-service-proposal-improve-safety The listening sessions will be held in Dallas, TX, and Washington, DC. The listening sessions will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA’s consideration. The sessions will be webcast to allow interested parties to participate remotely. The first listening session will be held on August 23, 2019, in Dallas, TX, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202. A subsequent listening session will be held in September 2019, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Media Center in Washington, DC. FMCSA will publish a separate notice announcing the headquarters session in the Federal Register. All listening sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and end at 12:00 noon or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their views have done so.
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