Hours of service

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New limits in effect on truck driver hours of service
After a prolonged legal battle, new limits on truck driver hours of service are now in effect. But some industry stakeholders, labor unions and transportation safety advocates continue to disagree on whether the new regulations will increase driver safety and health and how the trucking industry will be affected.
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Lawmakers call out FMCSA on overdue hours-of-service study

Washington – A group of 51 Congress members recently criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for allowing new hours-of-service regulations to go into effect before the agency completed a field study on the rule’s effectiveness.
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Livestock transporters request permanent rest-break exemption

Washington – A group of organizations representing livestock transporters has requested a permanent exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service regulations, citing animal safety concerns.
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