Public Citizen Challenges Trucker Service Rules

Sorry for the delay in posting today. I caught a red-eye flight last night and spent 12 hours traveling.

Public Citizen and four other entities have launched another court challenge to the hours-of-service rules that have been promulgated by the FMSCA.

From Public Citizen’s press release: “More than 5,000 people are killed each year in large truck-related crashes and more than 110,000 are injured,” said Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook. “That FMCSA chose in both rules to expand driving hours is astounding given its statutory mandate to make safety its highest priority and Congress’s specific directive to the agency to reduce fatigue-related incidents. We fully expect the court to find once again that this rule violates the agency’s clear assignment to put safety first.”

Here is a copy of the petition.