Updates include: FMCSA extends truckers’ licensing and med cert waivers to year’s end; Hours of Service changes (starting Sept. 29); Guidance on revised federal drug testing custody and control form. 

CCCJ Daily Dispatch, Sept. 22: FMCSA extends truckers’ licensing, med cert waivers through year’s end  Learn More

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Hours of Service Changes Effective 9/29/2020 – Contributed by Charles Schwenzer: 

Hours of Service Rule Change Overviews

• Short Haul now called the 150 Air Mile Radius Driver
• Larger driving circle
• Maximum on-duty time increased from 12 hours to 14 hours.
• Longer time
• To use this rule must continue to start and finish the day at the same work reporting location
• Driver not required to complete a grid log.
• A time record is required.
• The 30-minute break change is now required after driver drives for 8 hour
• This break can now be any time other than driving time such as on-duty not driving
• Sleeper Berth Splits of 10 hours can in any combination of 10; such as 2 and 8, 3 and 7 or 2.5 and 7.5
• None of these combinations will count against the 14-hour driving window.
• The shorter period can be off duty not driving.
• The longer period must be sleeper berth time
• The Adverse Driving Condition rule change means the adverse conditions were not known to the driver prior to beginning work or beginning driving after a qualified rest period.
• Now the 14-hour clock can be extended to 16 hours in the event of any Adverse Driving Conditions.

Guidance: Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form View Now