FMCSA cancels HOS exemption for food, fuel, raw materials

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its national emergency exemption for hours of service (HOS) to July 14 but has excluded grocery restocking, fuel, and precursor raw materials from the extension.

The HOS national exemption, initially issued on March 13 and most recently extended on May 13, was scheduled to expire on June 14. However, “FMCSA is continuing the exemption because the presidentially declared emergency remains in place, and because a continued exemption is needed to support direct emergency assistance for some supply chains,” the agency stated in the latest extension notice.

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