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Don't dismantle trucking regulations

Aug 14, 2017 at 11:18 AM CST

THEIRS: Don't dismantle trucking regulations


Shortly after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order creating task forces in every agency to eliminate "burdensome" regulations.

"Every regulation should have to pass a simple test," he said. "Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers?"

Keep that standard in mind as you consider his killing of a "burdensome" rule that truckers and train drivers be tested for a dangerous sleep disorder. Sleep apnea can cause spontaneous nodding-off, even at the wheel.