May 30, 2012 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations affect most drivers of commercial vehicles, including those in New York. Generally, a commercial motor vehicle is a vehicle that is used in interstate commerce and meets minimum weight or passenger criteria. Such vehicles include, for example, trucks weighing over five tons that travel across state lines. HOS regulations limit the hours a commercial vehicle driver can be on the road in a period of time. The purpose of these regulations is to reduce the incidence of truck accidents.
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