The court decision is in and there is one change to the HOS rule.
FMCSA’s rulemaking was upheld except ATA prevailed in its challenge to the applicability of the rest break to short haul drivers. This means the following:
1. There will be NO change to the restart rule that became effective on July 1; and,
2. The 30 minute rest break rule does NOT apply to local, short haul drivers (100 air mile radius drivers), but DOES still apply to all drivers required to complete a logbook.