The survey looks for input from commercial drivers on potential operational impacts from the changes. The new hours-of-service (HOS) rules are scheduled to take effect this summer, changes to the 34-hour restart will include:
1. A requirement that a restart include two periods between 1 a.m. – 5 a.m., and
2. A limitation of one restart per 7-day time period.
The survey, in addition to the recently completed motor carrier survey, is part of a larger ATRI study quantifying real-world operational impacts on the trucking industry that may result from these revisions.
The aggregated results of both surveys, as well as ATRI’s full HOS study, will be released later this year.