Trucking industry loses challenge to drive-time limits

  • Article by: Tom Schoenberg and Jeff Plungis , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: August 2, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Federal appeals court mostly backed government rules limiting drivers’ time on the road.

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texas_technomanAug. 3, 13 5:40 AM

Most of the motor carrier industry has already figured a work around on this. They give their long haul traffic to the railroads to haul (trailer or container on flat car business). They also have huge issues finding drivers. Gone are the days where drivers want to drive over the road, most would like to be able to go home to their families at the end of the day. They are probably losing more productivity due to highway congestion that this will cause...and that will just get worse, as we have a congress that seems unable to pass a long term viable transportation bill.

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chuckdancerAug. 3, 13 7:08 AM

It is very clear the industry puts the dollar bill ahead of safety and its drivers. The money sure isn't making its way into the drivers' pockets.

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bomborAug. 4, 1311:02 AM

Driver pay continues to decrease in real terms while the companies become more profitable year after year. It used to be a good job as a career; now its just an alternative to driving a cab or working in a turkey farm. There isn't a shortage of workers; there's a shortage of decent-paying jobs.

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