Are Drivers Logging Too Many Hours?

In an effort to improve highway safety, a law was put into place that, “…truck operators would again have to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods in any use of a 34-hour restart and be limited to using the restart just once a week…

While that sounds all well and good, after all who doesn’t want safer highways? The reality of it is, it may have no impact on safety statistics and may serve only to increase transportation and consumers goods’ costs? The truth is, it hasn’t been measured. And now that rule may be implemented, or rather, the stay of enforcement may be lifted by next week (9/30).

Congress, however, is planning on end-around and is working on laws that would remove this provision. Pres. Obama is threatening to veto those bills.

What is the best answer? Does anyone really know?

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