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Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank You for Helping Comment on the new HOS Rules

Thank you to our customers and friends who took the time and effort to comment to the Federal Register concerning proposed changes to the Hours of Service requirements for commercial truck drivers.  A special thanks goes to the National Star Route Mail Contractors Association for their comments.  And, the ATA has lead the way with legal and advisory resources. 

The deadline for the new rule is next week - October 28.  The rule has not even made it to the White House's OMB - and they have up to 90 days to review the proposed rule.  It's obvious that the deadline will be missed.  The collective efforts of industry have guided our political representatives to question this rule, normally matters such as this go unnoticed. 

Using LoadTrek.net to analyze data supplied by customers, it was clear that the economic impact is negative, and the safety impact is at best neutral - and in some cases negative as well.  A copy of LoadTrek's comments can be found here

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