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Comments on PJH Hours-of-Service Exemption Request

On April 25, 2019, CVSA submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in opposition to an exemption request from PJ Helicopter (PJH) for an exemption from various hours-of-service (HOS) requirements. The application from PJH requests that its drivers be allowed to extend the 14-hour duty period to 16 hours and satisfy the required off-duty period with eight hours off duty instead of 10. CVSA urged FMCSA to deny the request, expressed concern for the impact these extended hours would have on safety and outlined the challenges that the exemption would cause to the law enforcement community.