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Title GAO Report Supports Positive Safety Impact of Hours-of-Service Rule
Date Posted 8/12/2015
Description The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a response to the recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that examined the Agency's 2014 study on the hours-of-service (HOS) changes that were made in 2011 and implemented in 2013. The GAO report found evidence of reduced driver fatigue and enhanced roadway safety. The GAO report also recommended that DOT adopt formal guidance outlining Agency research standards. It went on to suggest that Congress consider directing DOT to study and report on how electronically collected driver schedule data can be extracted, stored, and analyzed in a way that addresses cost and privacy concerns.

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