What’s driving a change in the hours-of-service rules for the transportation supply chain? In a phrase, it’s ‘trial and error.’ An article for Supply Chain 24/7 gives the breakdown – what is changing, when the suspension will be lifted, background on the change, and how it will affect your business.
HOS Rules Change
The 2015 Fiscal Appropriations bill was signed recently by President Obama, and new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules will take immediate effect. Until September 30, 2015, drivers may restart their clocks more than once per week, restarts are not required to be during the 1:00am to 5:00am window, and two studies will be conducted during this test phase to determine net cost and safety benefits of the regulations.
Read a full account of the temporary rules at: http://www.supplychain247.com/article/what_do_recent_hours_of_service_changes_mean_for_2015