Welcome New Members
The following businesses recently joined GAWDA: Distributor Pure Air, located in George Town, Cayman Islands; and Suppliers
of Englewood, CO;
Global Specialty Gases
of Bethlehem, PA; and
of Rockland, MA.
GAWDA Convention Adds Off-site Activities
There's more to Orlando than Disney World and theme parks. See what GAWDA President Craig Wood has arranged for attendees to the Annual Convention. Fishing, boating, flying, airboats and more... Read more
FMCSA Clarifies That Both Types of Short Haul Drivers Are Not Subject To Rest Break Requirement
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a new
enforcement policy clarifying that, effective August 2, the hours of service
30-minute rest break requirement does NOT apply to either of the two categories
of short haul drivers (see 49 CFR Sections 395.1(e)(1) and (e)(2)).
The recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision which vacated the rest break
requirements for short-haul drivers created some confusion by only
speaking specifically to one of the two categories of short haul
drivers - non-CDL holders who operate within a 150-mile radius of their work-reporting location.
FMCSA's new enforcement policy states that the Agency and its state enforcement partners will immediately cease enforcement of the 30-minute rest break provision of the HOS rule against all short-haul operations. This includes the aforementioned non-CDL holders using the exemption under 395.1(e)(2) AND drivers of any CMV (both CDL and non-CDL) operating within a 100 air-mile radius and using the exemption under 395.1(e)(1).
Also, FMCSA will also be initiating a rulemaking to include text in the HOS regulations specifically noting that the 30-minute break provisions do not apply to short haul drivers.