Saturday, October 29, 2011

Teamsters Call on Obama To Move Forward on HOS

The Teamsters union and highway safety advocates have asked President Obama to "expeditiously more forward" on the new hours of service rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Citing statistics on truck crashes that they said cost the nation $20 billion in 2009, the labor and safety advocates said in an Oct. 7 letter to Obama that the proposed reduction in driver hours "addresses a serious and deadly public health and safety problem" in trucking.

Studies by the National Transportation Safety Board, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and other research groups show that "truck driver fatigue is a major factor in truck crashes," the letter said. Full Story....

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