MOTOR CARRIERS (HOURS-OF-SERVICE / SHORT-HAUL) In its ruling on the third round of court challenges to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) most recent version of its hours-of-service rules originally issued in 2011, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in what the court called “a protracted rulemaking [that] traces its beginnings to 1999” – held: Affirmed the rule generally and vacated only the FMCSA’s application of the 30-minute break provision to short-haul drivers.

American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. FMCSA et al., No. 12-1092 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, August 2, 2013). Copy of court-issued opinion available here.