Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration representatives were on hand to listen to what truckers had to say about coming Hours of Service changes during a listening session on Friday.
The listening session took place on Friday, August 23, at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, Texas.
FMCSA administrator Raymond P. Martinez was on hand for the GATS listening session.
During the listening session, truckers got to directly address FMCSA members about various issues of a new Hours of Service (HOS) proposal that was published earlier this month.
The drivers brought up a number of concerns about the real-world application of changes to HOS. Among the topics discussed were driver coercion, increased freedom with the split-sleeper berth provision, female driver harassment, and safety scores.
Groups including TruckerNation, OOIDA, and Real Women in Trucking were in attendance at the listening session to sound off on their concerns.
The listening session is part of the FMCSA’s information gathering process that will ultimately result in the publication of an HOS Final Rule.
For more information on the proposed HOS changes and to learn how to share your thoughts with the FMCSA online, please click here.