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ATA SUBMITS HOS REST BREAK INTERPRETATION REQUEST TO FMCSA ON HAZMAT CONSTANT ATTENDANCE

ATA SUBMITS HOS REST BREAK INTERPRETATION REQUEST TO FMCSA ON HAZMAT CONSTANT ATTENDANCE

 

On Friday, July 12, FMCSA released revised guidance regarding the new 30-minute rest break.  The new guidance raised certain questions about the legality of drivers exercising constant attendance over hazmat loads, especially security-sensitive hazardous materials that require a security plan.  In response, on July 17 ATA submitted a letter to FMCSA requesting an interpretation allowing a driver to exercise constant attendance over a hazmat load but log that time as off duty, provided the driver does not perform any other actions that would place him on duty.  For more information, contact Boyd Stephenson at bstephenson@trucking.org.