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Hours of Service - Intervenor

Case Summary

Case Name:

ATA v. FMCSA and Public Citizen v. FMCSA

Court Name:

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Case Filed:


Case Settled:



The Court granted OOIDA’s motions to intervene in the legal challenge filed by ATA and Public Citizen against the Hours of Service rules.  In the first case, OOIDA supports ATA’s challenge to the new limits on the 34-hour restart (the weekly limit of one restart and the requirement that each restart include two periods between 1 to 5 a.m.).  In the second case, OOIDA supports the government’s position against Public Citizen’s challenge against the entire restart provision and the 11th hour of driving time.

On August 2, 2013, the Court ruled against ATA. 

* An intervenor is a third party, not originally a party to the suit, who voluntarily interposes in an action or other proceeding with permission from the court. 

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