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Truckers Gain More Freedom

Truckers Gain More Freedom, Thanks To Techs's Watchful Eye!

On Wednesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed changes to regulations governing how long truckers can stay on the road. The agency says the changes are all about improving safety by giving drivers more power to decide when they drive and when they rest. It also argues that because drivers will be able to use their time more efficiently (taking breaks when the road’s congested, for example), carriers will save $274 million a year. The proposed changes will soon be published in the Federal Register, which will start a 45-day public comment period before the feds make any final calls.

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The would-be rules don’t change how long drivers can stay on the road—still limited to 14 hours on duty, with at most 11 actually driving, followed by...

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