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HOS listening session scheduled for Mid-America show


Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This listening session at MATS will be held on Friday, March 26, beginning at 10 a.m. local time and ending at 6 p.m., or earlier, depending on participation.
This listening session at MATS will be held on Friday, March 26, beginning at 10 a.m. local time and ending at 6 p.m., or earlier, depending on participation.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its fifth hours-of-service listening session in conjunction with the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The show is one of the commercial trucking community’s largest annual gatherings, attracting over 80,000 attendees.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather information and comments as the agency prepares a rulemaking proposal on HOS requirements for commercial vehicle drivers.

In January, the FMCSA held hours-of-service listening session in Arlington, Virginia; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Davenport, Iowa. 

“The agency wants to hear from commercial drivers, carriers, owner-operators, safety advocates, safety enforcement, researchers and others about topics such as rest and on-duty time, sleeper berth use and the effect the current hours-of-service rule has on loading and unloading times for drivers,” an FMCSA spokesperson said of the sessions.

This listening session will be held on Friday, March 26, beginning at 10 a.m. local time and ending at 6 p.m., or earlier, depending on participation.

The location is the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing Room B101, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville. The Kentucky Exposition Center may be contacted at (502) 367-5000 for directions. Participants may attend the trucking show and the listening session free of charge, if they pre-register online with the Mid-America Trucking Show organizer here. Attendees pre-registering must print out their confirmation page after registering and present it at the Kentucky Exposition Center door to be admitted free. Otherwise, admission to the trucking show on March 26 will be $5.00, according to FMCSA.

Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at barbkampbell@thetrucker.com.

 

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