The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is holding a listening session regarding hours of service and passenger transport, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at the Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. The hotel telephone number is 1-805-884-8511. The listening session will be held from 1:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. local time.
Specifically, the Agency would like to know what factors, issues and data it should consider as it determines preliminarily whether the HOS regulations applicable to these drivers need to be changed to decrease the risk of fatigue-related crashes.
The session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant new research that FMCSA should consider in drafting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). All comments will be transcribed and placed in the docket for FMCSA’s consideration. The entire day’s proceedings will be webcast.