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Federal agency sets final rule on truckers’ hours of service

Jun 04, 2020 at 08:36 AM CST

Truck driving is known as one of the world’s most dangerous professions. Yet, drivers of large, heavy trucks must regularly meet tight deadlines set by shippers and receivers to deliver goods to warehouses and other customers on time, and fatigue can make truckers’ jobs both difficult and risky. In fact, according to a federal study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 13% of commercial motor vehicle drivers experienced fatigue at the time of their crash on the road.