ATA and FMCSA at odds over new HOS regulations

Logistics Management keeps us informed. Hours of Service rules for drivers will reduce productivity of the trucking industry.  It’s like the sequester– all firms will be equally cut.  So the owner operators and smaller firms could be at risk financially.  The ATA represents them as well as larger firms.

But hours of service reduction is potentially a safety boost, and will certainly reduce risk on the road for drivers, cargo, and other road users.   It’s a classic problem of tradeoff between economics and external issues not captured well economically.

ATA and FMCSA remain at odds over pending changes to HOS regulations – Article from Logistics Management.

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