Organizations representing livestock, bee and fish haulers across the U.S. submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation, requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service requirements. The petition asks for a five-year extension for certain requirements and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices. Current HOS requirements limit drive time to 11 hours and on-duty hours to 14. The organizations are asking for approval to drive up to 15 hours, with a 16-hour on-duty period.
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