Trucking Industry Regulations Likely To Ease As Republicans Take Control

 Friday, December 9, 2016


The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down the road. The American Trucking Associations is vowing to come back next month, when both the White House and Congress will be under Republican control, and seek to block state laws that require additional rest breaks for truckers beyond what federal rules require. The association says there should be one uniform national rule on work hours for interstate truckers.