The maximum work day for
certain truck drivers who operate solely in Michigan has been modified.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has
signed a bill into law that is intended to prevent truck drivers operating
within the state's borders and engaged in seasonal construction-related
activities from driving too many hours. The House and Senate had overwhelmingly
approved the bill - HB6663.
Motor carriers operating
entirely in intrastate commerce will be prohibited from requiring drivers to be
behind the wheel after having been on duty 70 hours in any seven-day period.
The rule also applies to drivers who have been on duty 80 hours in any
In addition, motor carriers
are prohibited from requiring drivers to drive more than 12 hours or be on duty
more than 16 hours in any day.
The restrictions will apply
regardless the number of motor carriers using the driver's services.
The new rule now is in