Final Hours of Service Rule Ends a Decade of Controversy

Articles & Publications

December 19, 2012

On July 1, 2013, all truck drivers and trucking companies must be in compliance with the new Hours of Service (HOS) rule, 49 C.F.R. Part 395. The latest compliance date represents over a decade of rulemaking, litigation, and negotiation concerning the maximum amount of hours that long-haul truck drivers can work and drive. Shareholder Kathleen McDonough and Associate Dan Alexander discuss the history of the HOS rule and the impact that the 2013 rule will have on the trucking industry.

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