U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
Friday, January 28, 2011
Contact: Candice Tolliver
Tel: (202) 366-2309 or (202) 306-4580
FMCSA to Hold Public Listening Session on Hours-of-Service Proposed Rule
Agency to Conduct Live Webcast Listening Session and Take Online Comments and Questions
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it will hold a public listening session on its regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers on February 17, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.
The public listening session will be held at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport Hotel, 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia. To encourage maximum public participation, the entire listening session will be live webcast at www.fmcsa.dot.gov. Additionally, as part of the webcast, FMCSA officials will take online comments and questions from the public starting at 12 noon until 12 midnight EST.
The goal of the listening session is to gather a broad range of comments, ideas and relevant data as the agency analyzes responses to its HOS regulatory proposal issued on December 23, 2010. Hours-of-service requirements are designed to help prevent commercial vehicle-related accidents, injuries and fatalities by prescribing on-duty hours and rest periods for commercial drivers.
Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport
1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST / Live Webcast
FMCSA officials take online comments and questions from 12 noon to 12 midnight EST
To learn more about federal HOS requirements, please visit the FMCSA website at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/hos-proposed/statement.aspx. Interested persons may also contact David Miller, FMCSA Office of Policy Plans and Regulation at (202) 366-5011.