The U.S. Transportation Department is moving to relax its “hours of service” rules for truckers, a long sought goal of the trucking industry.
Current regulations limit truck drivers to 11 hours on the road per day.
According to a May report issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 4,657 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2017, a 10% increase from the year before. It’s unclear how many accidents were due to driver fatigue.
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