Second lawsuit filed seeking to overturn HOS rule

By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor | 2/24/2012

Three more groups are heading to court in an attempt to overturn the newest incarnation of the hours-of-service regulation.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition filed suit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday, Feb. 24, according to a press release issued by the groups.

The groups filed a petition for review with the court, according to the release. Petitions for review do not generally delve into the legal arguments that the petitioners will eventually present to the court.

However, according to the press release, the groups plan to take aim at the retention of the 34-hour restart, the 11th hour of driving team, and a change in definition of off-duty time that allows drivers to spend up to two hours in the jump seat.

This is the second petition for review filed with the court. The first was filed by the American Trucking Associations on Feb. 14.

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