The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) threw its support behind hours-of-service (HOS) rules transportation regulators implemented in 2013, deeming the measures effective in their intended purpose to improve commercial trucking and highway safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) modified the HOS rules, which govern the amount of time commercial truck drivers can work and drive on a daily and weekly basis, in 2011, triggering an outcry from industry groups and several lawmakers who pushed to overturn them. The GAO reviewed the transportation agency’s 2014 study on the new rules and their impact on commercial trucking safety, and found ... Read More
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