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New Texas Intrastate Hours of Service Rules Effective October 13, 2020

As you have previously read in the Monday Morning Messenger, the Interstate Hours of Service federal regulatory changes went into effect on September 29, 2020. This August, the Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) also proposed Hours of Service (HOS) changes. The changes standardize the interstate and intrastate short-haul exemption While Texas intrastate drivers have been able to take advantage of the 150 air-mile short-haul provisions for a number of years, only now are interstate drivers able to do the same after last month’s federal regulatory change. Both HOS changes permit a 2-hour extension of the “duty day”, from 12 to 14 hours; however, driving time within that 14-hour duty day will stay at 11 hours for interstate and 12 hours for intrastate (TX). The intrastate (TX) hours of service changes will go into effect on October 13, 2020. Our friends over the Texas Trucking Association have created a fact sheet on both the federal and Texas rule changes. Download both fact sheets below:

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