U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Case Status


Docket Number

12-1092, 12-1113


Case Updates

New 'hours of service' regulations upheld for commercial truck drivers

August 02, 2013

The court generally affirmed the rule and vacated only the agency’s application of the 30-minute break to short-haul drivers.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

July 31, 2012

NCLC joined a coalition of 15 trade associations and industry groups to file an amicus brief urging the D.C. Circuit to strike down new regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that drastically alter the “hours of service” rules for commercial truck drivers. According to the amicus brief, the FMCSA violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it failed to adequately take into account the tremendous costs the new regulations will impose throughout the supply chain - shippers, carriers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and, ultimately, consumers.

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