Monthly Archives: December 2014

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CONGRESS PASSES SUSPENSION OF THE HOURS OF SERVICE RESTART RULES

On December 13, 2014, Congress passed the 1,700 page 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, providing funding for the federal government.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill.  Within this bill is a provision suspending the 34 hour restart requirement for drivers of commercial vehicles.  Specifically, the bill reverts the restart rule back to the simple 34 hour restart that was in effect from 2003 to June 2013, and suspends the requirement that qualifying restarts contain two consecutive periods of time between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.  For more information, see the attached announcement issued by the California Trucking Association:  HOS Restart Relief Passes