New trucker rules may add vehicles to roads, but aims to curb sleepy drivers

01/5/2004 | USA Today

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new rules on the workdays of long-distance truckers went into effect today, cutting a driver's total workday from 15 hours to 14 hours, and increasing the minimum number of hours between workdays from eight hours to 10. The way workday hours are counted also has changed: Instead of being cumulative, the workday clock will not stop for loading and unloading of cargo, or food or fuel stops, but will instead run continuously.

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