The DOT Rules That Could Reshape The Trucking Sector

By Linda Chiem (January 19, 2016, 8:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been on a roll, clearing out a backlog of rules that Congress asked the agency to draft years ago and launching a firestorm of regulations that could reshape the commercial trucking industry and how it does business, experts say.

The FMCSA in recent months has issued a batch of new proposed and final rules to overhaul how commercial truckers keep track of their hours on the road, protect drivers against employer pressure to violate federal safety regulations, and more.

The rules are the agency's attempt to fall in line with...

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