Truckers Need More Time Off, Union Charges

Law360, New York (January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has refused to enforce two previous orders requiring the federal government to diminish the number of hours truck drivers are permitted to work, leaving a controversial interim regulation standing.

The national labor union International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Thursday decried the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's standard and called the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's decision “off base.”

“This was a procedural ruling that does nothing to support the Bush administration's justification for letting tired truck drivers spend even more...
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