TITLE

Trucking companies raise rates to meet new rules

AUTHOR(S)
Strong, Michael
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Crain's Detroit Business;2/23/2004, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on new rule that reduces the hours-of-work for truck drivers. This rule is forcing local trucking and logistics companies to raise rates, retrain drivers and in some cases drop customers. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the new hours-of-service rule will save 75 lives, prevent 1,326 fatigue-related injuries and prevent 6,900 property-damage crashes a year. The new rule allow a driver to be on duty for 14 hours in one day and to drive for 11 of those hours. The driver must be off for 10 hours before returning to work.
ACCESSION #
12417774

 

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