10/16/19

FMCSA Announces Exemption Renewal for Concrete Pump Operators

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has renewed the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) exemption (Effective Oct. 9, 2019, Expires Oct. 9, 2024) from the 30-minute rest break requirement in the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption enables all concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies, and drivers who operate concrete pumps in interstate commerce to count on-duty time while attending equipment but performing no other work-related activity toward the 30-minute rest break provision of the HOS regulations. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.

Refer to the Federal Docket for additional details.

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