Last year, it was public interest and safety groups that took U.S. regulators to court over new hours-of-service rules. Now, North America's largest independent trucker group says it will challenge the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's latest HOS regulation before a judge.
Following the FMCSA's denial of a petition to reconsider two aspects of the new HOS regulations, the Virginia-based Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association plans to appeal the rule in court, reports Land Line magazine, the official publication of OOIDA.
The association has vocally opposed the split sleeper-berth provision and its effect on team drivers ever since the re-written rules were published in August 2005 and went into effect Oct. 1, 2005. Full story here.........http://www.todaystrucking.com/news.cfm?intDocID=15608