A handy guide to commenting on hours of service

By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor | 1/18/2010

Truckers, if you are concerned about hours of service but cannot make it to one of four FMCSA listening sessions starting this week, you still have plenty of opportunity to make your voices heard. The following is a handy guide to submitting comments online, by phone, by mail and by fax.

Let’s start with a convenient shortcut to the online comment form. To avoid wading through multiple steps, simply click here and follow the “Submit Comment” link. For helpful hints, including how to file comments anonymously, check out this “how to file” list of instructions compiled by Land Line Magazine.

When filing online, by mail or by fax, you will need to provide the following docket number: FMCSA-2004-19608. Don’t forget to check out Land Line’s “how to file” instructions for some helpful hints.

The official mailing address for comments on hours of service is: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

The fax number is 202-493-2251.

Those are the official channels. If you have a Facebook account, click here to join an HOS discussion group moderated by OOIDA. If you have any questions, just ask or call OOIDA at 800-444-5791.

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