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Motion to Stay Hours-of Service Ruling Filed
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has filed a motion with the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the District of Columbia, asking the Court to stay its July 24,
2007, decision to vacate the 11-hour driving rule and the 34-hour restart.
The motion, filed September 6, 2007, asks that the Court keep the current
hours-of-service provisions in place for an eight month period, allowing the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) time to issue a new final
In its motion, ATA states that a stay is needed to prevent serious disruption to
trucking operations and that a change to the hours-of-service regulations
requires several months of preparation for trucking operations in the areas of
operations and compliance.
The filing of the motion is considered a temporary delay until it is acted upon
by the Court. All of the current hours-of-service rules remain in effect until
further action is taken by the Court.