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Why Are Truckers Fighting Federal Rest Rules?

Right now there are federal rules in place that limit the amount of hours truck drivers can spend on the road, but new efforts by the trucking industry and its supporters are trying to hamper those efforts. If they succeed then laws requiring truck drivers to get rest before they can work long shifts will be frozen, which could allow companies to work their truckers for even longer. So, why are some drivers siding with the trucking industry on rules that could see them working longer and more taxing hours? Why Are Truckers Fighting Federal Rest Rules? Fatigue has been a long ignored safety issue when it comes to driving any vehicle, but experts insist that fatigue is no minor issue when it comes to traffic safety. Studies have shown that staying awake for 24 hours can affect your driving worse than having a blood alcohol level of .10, yet…
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