NEFI Supports FMCSA's Proposed Hours-of-Service Changes

August 22nd, 2018 - 4:06 pm

August 22, 2018
Contact: Sean Cota
NEFI President & CEO


NEFI stands with Administrator Martinez on sensible regulatory relief

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA - The United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday announced an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that would help clear the way for sensible and much needed changes to commercial motor vehicle driver hours of service (HOS) regulations. NEFI stands behind FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez and in complete support of these critical reforms.

Sensible revisions to the short-haul HOS limit, the HOS exception for adverse driving conditions, and HOS off-duty period limitations provide important regulatory relief to small-business motor carriers while maintaining the highest level of commercial motor vehicle and driver safety.

"The New England Fuel Institute applauds FMCSA Administrator Raymond P. Martinez for his leadership in pursuing these regulatory reforms while helping to ensure the important balance between motor carrier efficiency and operational safety," said NEFI President & CEO Sean Cota. "NEFI is pleased that under the administrator's leadership, the FMCSA now recognizes the disproportionate regulatory burden that 'one size fits all' rulemaking places on Main Street energy providers and the short-haul trucking industry as a whole."

NEFI supports these sensible reform efforts and will continue to work with the FMCSA to ensure their implementation.