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D.C. Circuit dismisses case

February 08, 2012

The case has been voluntarily dismissed due to superseding regulations issued in February 2012.

U.S. Chamber intervenes in case considering trucking hour-of-service rule

August 21, 2009

NCLC urged the DC Circuit to grant its motion to intervene in a case considering the hours of service rule promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In 2008, FMCSA increased the maximum time truck drivers could drive without a break to 11 consecutive hours. In addition, drivers are allowed to work up to 84 hours in a seven day period. In its motion to intervene, NCLC noted that businesses rely on the trucking industry to distribute their products. This rule provides the trucking industry and other businesses operational certainty and flexibility, preventing disruptions in the supply chain. If the rule is struck down, the trucking industry would bear huge transitional costs that would affect producers and consumers as well.

Motion to intervene filed 8/20/09. Motion to intervene granted 8/21/09. Joint motion of petitioners and respondent to hold case in abeyance filed 10/26/09. Order granting voluntary dismissal 2/8/12.

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