FY 2015 Cromnibus Includes Rider to Suspend the Restart Provision under HOS Rules


The FY 2015 Cromnibus (HR 83) includes a rider proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) to suspend implementation of “restart” provisions under FMCSA’s hours-of-service (HOS) rules.  During the suspension, FMCSA is directed to conduct a study of the rule to determine if the provisions, which would likely lead to more daytime driving and more trucks on the road with the general public, would be in the best interested of safety.  The suspension will be in effect until the end of FY 2015, 30 SEPT 2015, or until the final report is submitted to Congress, whichever is later.  In the meantime, the restart provisions in effect on 30 JUN 2013 will be in effect.  IME participated in a coalition supporting the Collins’ proposal. The legislation is expected to pass the House today.