- Sep 17, 2007
Law enforcement, shippers back ATA motion for stay of hours changes
etrucker-continuesIn five separate filings, law enforcement, shipping and trucking interests have come forward to support ATA’s request that the effect of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s hours-of-service decision be stayed pending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s reconsideration of the 11- and 34-hour provisions. ATA said Thursday, Sept. 20, that the following organizations each have explained to the Court the disruptions to their members that would be caused by a transition to different hours rules:
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which represents state and federal law enforcement officials, noted that a sudden change to the hours rules would lead to a patchwork of state requirements that would undermine safety enforcement and not allow sufficient time to train law enforcement personnel on a new regulatory regime. “Thousands of law enforcement officers will need to be retrained, which cannot be completed quickly or easily,” CVSA concluded.