Written on: November 27, 2023
On Monday, November 13th, NPGA, along with the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA), petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reconsider part of its Final Rule, Clarification to the Applicability of Emergency Exceptions. In that Final Rule, FMCSA stated that it could issue pre-emergency waivers of hours of service regulations when the emergency could be “reliably predicted.” NPGA and OOIDA petitioned FMCSA to seek to add the “reliably predicted” language to the definition of “emergency” in regulations, and to define when an emergency could be reliably predicted. NPGA and OOIDA, along with other like-minded associations, plan to engage with FMCSA for a mutually agreeable resolution of our petition.
For more information, please contact NPGA General Counsel Benjamin Nussdorf at firstname.lastname@example.org.