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Administration to Reconsider Trucking Hours Regulations

Posted by Genie Wood on Tue, Oct 27, 2009 @ 04:35 PM

Due to recent pressure from advocacy groups, the Obama administration and the Federal Motor  Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have agreed to take a new look at trucking regulations that allow truck drivers to stay on the road for 11 straight hours before resting.


Before the passage of the current laws, truckers were only allowed to drive for 10 hours at a time and rest for at least 50 hours at the end of the work week before getting back onto the road.


Although the FMCSA has agreed to review the current regulations, it has not yet announced its intentions. The agency's recommendations are expected to come within the next 9 months.


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