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Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Rule Taken to Court, Again

8:50 AM MDT | March 16, 2009 | Esther D'Amico

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA; Washington) controversial hours-of-service (HOS) rule is once again under fire. The rule became effective January 19 after several previous legal challenges. The American Trucking Associations (ATA; Arlington, VA) has filed a motion with a federal court to intervene in the third legal challenge by Washington-based safety advocacy group Public Citizen, as well as the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The groups filed a lawsuit last week in the U.S...

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