The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says it will not meet a court-imposed deadline to issue new hours-of-service rules for drivers of property-carrying vehicles.
According to a status report filed on May 20, 2011, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the FMCSA now intends to publish a final rule by October 28, 2011, about three months later than originally scheduled.
The original deadline for a final rule — July 26, 2011 — was part of a 2009 settlement agreement with Public Citizen and other petitioners. The FMCSA published a proposed version of the rule on December 29, 2010.