ATA Summary of FMCSA’s Changes
to the Hours-of-Service Regulations
On December 22, 2011, FMCSA publicly announced controversial Hours of Service rule changes. The key elements of this rule are described below.
Maximum Driving Hours – FMCSA retained the current 11-hour driving time limit, but placed a limit on the number of consecutive driving hours. No driving may occur if more than eight consecutive hours have passed since the last break of ….