This is good news for local trucking companies:
Effective August 2, 2013, all drivers (CDL and non-CDL) that operate within 100 air miles of their normal work reporting location and satisfy the time limitations and recordkeeping requirements of 395.1(e)(1) will no longer be subject to the 30-minute break requirement.
- Also, non-CDL drivers that operate within a 150 air-mile radius of the location where the driver reports for duty and satisfy the time limitations and recordkeeping requirements of 395.1(e)(2).
FMCSA will also be initiating a rulemaking to include text in the HOS regulations noting that the 30 minute break provisions do not apply to short haul drivers.
—Jonathan Miller, Editor