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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB14 Publication ID: Spring 2008 
Title: ●Hours of Service of Drivers 
Abstract: A rulemaking action was initiated in response to the July 2007 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that vacated specific provisions of the Agency's Hours of Service rule published on August 25, 2005. The Court invalidated two provisions: the first relates to increasing the daily driving limit from 10 to 11 hours; the second provision permits drivers to restart their count of weekly accumulations of hours after taking 34 consecutive hours off duty. The Court's mandate issued on December 27, 2007; the Agency issued the IFR to establish what hours of service are in effect. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385    49 CFR 395   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 113, 504, 521(B), 5105(E), 5109, 5113, 13901 to 13905    49 USC 3116, 31144, 31148, 31502    sec 350 of PL 107-87    49 CFR 1.73   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/17/2007  72 FR 71247   
Interim Final Rule Effective  12/27/2007    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/15/2008    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended  02/20/2008  73 FR 9233   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extension End  03/17/2008    
Final Rule  12/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2126-AA70 
Agency Contact:
Pearlie Robinson
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4225