Hours of Service Interpretation Change

Please be advised that the FRA has issued an updated interpretation of the Hours of Service as it applies to 6th and 7th day starts:

If you commence a 6th start from your home terminal, you must be used within 24 hours of arriving at the away from home terminal and will receive 72 hours rest after arriving home. If not used, you can only be deadheaded to your home terminal where you will be given 48 hours rest. Should the carrier require any other type of service in this instance other than a deadhead would be a violation of the Hours of Service.

The above interpretation can be viewed at http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L04876 on pages 1-9 and 1-10.

Should any questions arise regarding this interpretation, please contact our office. Thank you.