Last spring, ACPA’s Hours of Service Task Force crafted and submitted a request for an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) driver hours of service (HoS) requirements.  ACPA’s petition seeks exemption for the concrete paving industry from:

  1. The 30-minute break requirement ( 49 C.F.R. § 395), and
  2. The 12 hour daily on-duty limit on the short-haul exception ( 49 C.F.R. § 395.3(a)(3)(ii)).

FMCSA has published the ACPA request for exemption in the Federal Register ( 83 Fed. Reg. 45300).  We urge ACPA members to file comments to the docket in support of the petition no later Saturday, October 6, 2018. Because well-argued, original letters in support of the petition will be more effective than inundating the agency with identical form letters, ACPA suggests building on the talking points below when drafting your comments. Your letter should be on your company letterhead and in your own words.

  • Click here  if you are ready to submit comments now.
  • Click here for suggested points to include with your comments on this very important and timely topic.

If you have any questions or need additional information about this request for comment, please contact Leif Wathne (