Public Citizen decries trucking regulations

02/28/2006 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Consumer, labor and safety groups have challenged recently relaxed rules governing the number of hours truckers are allowed to drive, saying the regulations could pose a danger to truckers and other drivers. "That [DOT] chose in both rules to expand driving hours is astounding given its statutory mandate to make safety its highest priority and Congress's specific directive to the agency to reduce fatigue-related incidents," said the president of consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.

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