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Why Does An Aviation Bill Have Rules About Truckers?

The laws of 22 states require truckers to rest and take meal breaks more frequently than the federal government’s minimum standards. Considering that fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck-related accidents, it is actually surprising that more states don’t have laws like this, but the trucking industry is taking action to make sure other states don’t make trucker rest laws. How Is The Trucking Industry Fighting Driver Fatigue Laws? Back in December, a provision in a massive transportation bill was taken out. The provision would have made federal regulations preempt tougher state regulations built to prevent trucker fatigue. This provision had come about after the trucking industry challenged the authority of state laws in court, but that attempt to dodge state law was defeated then as it was in December. However, the trucking industry has not given up. Why Does An Aviation Bill Have Rules About Truckers? A…
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