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LaHood Asked by House Leaders for Three-Month Delay of HOS Rule

By Alpert Schreyer on March 28, 2013

Maryland Truck AccidentCourtesy of, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been asked by a bipartisan group of House of Representatives’ transportation leaders for a postponement of the new driver hours of service (HOS) rule’s effective date.

American Trucking Associations (ATA) and other groups are challenging the rule in court.  A decision by the court is expected to come sometime in June.  The leading members (majority and minority) of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requested the postponement in a letter addressed to LaHood dated March 18, 2013.

The reasoning behind the request for the delay was that such a delay would avoid any confusion that might ensue once the court reaches its decision on the matter.  The delay will also avoid expensive training, which might end up being unnecessary.  State enforcement agencies would need to spend money to adapt to the rule changes.

American Trucking Associations and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance sent their own letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requesting a delay in enforcement of the new driver hours of service rule.  Drivers would need to be trained and software would need to be reprogrammed.  It is estimated that the trucking industry would need $320 million to adapt to the new rule.

Both the enforcement community and the trucking industry will need three months to complete the needed changes once they know for certain what the final driver hours of service rule says.

A Maryland Truck Accident Attorney Can Help

Truck accidents are violent causes of injury and death on America’s highways.  If you have been involved in an injury accident with a big rig, one that was caused by the negligence of the driver or the trucking company owner, an experienced Maryland truck accident attorney with the law firm of Alpert Schreyer can help recover the compensation you deserve.  Call us at (844) 632-7274 for a no-cost consultation to see how we can help.

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