Last updated on June 5th, 2015 at 11:14 am
Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) joins its supply chain partners, along with 15 industry groups, in filing a joint amici curiae brief challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Hours of Service Final Rule for commercial truck drivers.
“NGA is proud to join our supply chain partners in filing this amici curiae brief in support of the American Trucking Association’s legal challenge to the FMCSA’s Hours of Service Final Rule,” said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin. “The FMCSA clearly failed to take into account critical information such as costs on the entire supply chain that NGA and others provided in public comments. Provisions, such as the 34-hour restart change, would add tens of thousands and in some cases millions in new costs on wholesale operations and would unnecessarily place more trucks on the road during peak driving hours. We look forward to the court’s careful review of this challenge.”
NGA also supports maintaining the 14-hour driving window and the 11-hour daily driving requirement, which is being challenged by Public Citizen.