COURT OVERTURNS TRUCKING RULES

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia here has overturned federal hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers that went into effect in January, saying they failed to sufficiently consider drivers' health.The rules, issued by the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, reduced permissible service hours from 15 continuous hours on

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia here has overturned federal hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers that went into effect in January, saying they failed to sufficiently consider drivers' health.

The rules, issued by the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, reduced permissible service hours from 15 continuous hours on duty to 14 hours on duty, but expanded consecutive hours of driving time allowed from 1

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