United States Congress: Suspend the New Hours of Service changes.
  • Petitioned Rep. Thomas E. Petri

This petition was delivered to:

Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chair
Rep. Thomas E. Petri
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Michele Bachmann

United States Congress: Suspend the New Hours of Service changes.

    1. Jason Haggard
    2. Petition by

      Jason Haggard

      Anoka, MN

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as represented by Anne Ferro on June 18, 2013 testified under oath before a congressional hearing that the new Hours of Service regulations are being pushed forward by her and the offices of the FMCSA to begin the enforcement of these proposed rules on July 1st, 2013. Anne Ferro on previous occasions had stated that these new rules were based on data that the FMCSA had in its possession. On June 18th, 2013 Anne Ferro testified under oath that in fact the data had not been received as of that date to either support or refute her opinion that these new rules were needed. Anne Ferro stated that the only methods that were used were a lab experiment that the FMCSA derived a theory from, the factual data had not been received. There is also concern as to the accuracy of the reports being presented by the FMCSA as opposed to data that was provided to them by several different sources from both the private and public sectors. As a professional driver I and the others affixing their signatures to this petition do not feel that new regulations should be put in place before the actual studies are completed to support those regulations, these proposed regulations present a detrimental impact to the lives of everyone involved in the transportation industry and present no real safety advancement. With those concerns in mind it is imperative that Congress take action to suspend the pending regulations until all studies have been completed and data has been returned. It is also asked that an investigation be initiated into the offices of the FMCSA as to its integrity and its implementation of using real world data prior to making new regulations instead of using assumption and theory.

Rep. Thomas E. Petri, Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chair
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota-06
Suspend the pending Hours of Service changes.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gibbs Dixon AIKEN, SC
      • 5 months ago

      I am an owner operator and with the price of fuel and maintence on my truck. It is had to make it anymore witht he new HoS. I dont have a problem with all them. Just the 14 hours work day. I mean it should be able to be paused without the 8 hours rule. If i am at a shipper for 4 hours cause of their issues it counts against my clock which is not fair. I think that after 2 hours you should be able to pause the 14 hours clock if the driver wants too. I have seen a bunch of changes in my 17 years of driving and seems all for the WORST. When they put people in charge that knows nothing about trucking it hurts all my fellow truckers.

    • Joshua Carlton VINITA, OK
      • 6 months ago

      The FMCSA has failed to provide just cause. They have created a thought in the minds of most Americans, that we are a shallow, self centered group of people that are hellbent on breaking the law. This isnt 1977, it sure the hell aint CONVOY. We are a safety consciousness group. No driver wants to hurt anyone, but theyre willing to die to protect

    • Lisa Williams MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR
      • 8 months ago

      I am signing this petition because the restart provision in the new Hours of Service regulations discriminates against night drivers.

    • Raul Fernandez FRESNO, CA
      • 8 months ago

      The new hours rule will make the road less safe, and devastate the trucking industry.

    • Kevin Mulligan BLOOMINGTON, TX
      • 10 months ago

      I am finding these rules do the opposite of safety, particularly the 1/2 hour break. I predict an increase in accidents especially at night as a driver taking a break at night actually get tired sitting doing nothing.


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