The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the final rule was February 27, 2012, and the compliance date of remaining provisions was July 1, 2013.
NOTICE: The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 was enacted on December 16, 2014, suspending enforcement of requirements for use of the 34-hour restart, pending a study. Based on the findings from the CMV Driver Restart Study, the 34-hour restart rule in operational effect on June 30, 2013, is restored to full force and effect. The requirement for two off-duty periods of 1:00 am – 5:00 am in section 395.3(c) of the agency’s hours of service rules will not be enforced, nor will the once-per-week limit on use of the restart in 395.3(d).