WASHINGTON (May 15)—A trucking safety proposal from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has truck fleets worried about whether they can absorb the costs and retreaders concerned about losing their customer base. The proposed rule, published in the May 2 "Federal Register," would require truckers to have at least 12 hours off (including 10 consecutive hours) during their shift, compared with the current rule of eight hours off for every 18. It also would mandate "black box" data recorders on trucks to ensure truckers take the required time off.
Retreaders concerned about trucking "black box" proposal
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