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FMCSA head Martinez eyes dialogue around hours of service reforms, stronger relations with trucking

By James Jaillet -
Posted Aug 8th 2018 11:06AM

Ray Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, says he hopes to kick off dialogue on tweaking hours of service regulations in the coming months, particularly around allowing greater flexibility for drivers to split their 10-hour off-duty period into segments and, potentially, reevaluating the 30-minute break requirement set in 2013.

In an exclusive interview with Overdrive on Tuesday, Martinez talked hours of service, the industry’s transition to electronic logging devices, the sticky nature of detention time and how he hopes to reshape the agency’s relationship with the industry it regulates...



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