Analysis

Trucker Rest Break, Other Rules In Trouble After Trump Move

Law360, New York (March 9, 2017, 8:02 PM EST) -- The Trump administration’s scuttling of Obama-era updates to a federal rule governing truckers’ rest breaks and its anticipated rollback of tightened greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles blazes a path for more relaxed transportation regulation as other controversial rules increasingly look dead in the water, experts say.

The commercial trucking industry is bullish about entering a new period of eased-up regulation as President Donald Trump follows through on his pledge to curb what he’s viewed as the federal government’s intrusion into business with onerous rules and operating standards.

A pair of 2013 provisions tacked on to the U.S. Department of...

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