AAHS submits comments on Hours of Service

October 16, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking addressing truck drivers' hours of service, which included several potential changes that would affect a driver's sleeping hours. This included allowing split sleep for drivers with a sleeper berth in their truck.  The proposed change in relation to split sleep would allow drivers to split their sleep into chunks of at least 3 hours each.  The proposal also included a suggestion to eliminate the required 30 minute break that drivers must take after 8 hours of driving.

The AAHS responded with a comment letter indicating that the AAHS is in favor of rules that allow driver's to obtain a sufficient amount of sleep each night (7 hours of continuous sleep), as well as addressing other specific portions of the proposal.