Current 11 Hour Truck Driver Rule Maintained

Rather than endorsing a court order sought by consumer advocates requring one less truck driving hour behind the wheel, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final interim rule maintaining the current 11 hour truck driving limit. Consumer advocates had pressed for the new rule because the current 11 hour restriction allows for fatigued truck drivers to continue to drive their trucks on our highways and roadways placing the general public at risk. The FMCSA claims that the agency’s data does not support the notion that there is an increase in truck accidents during the truck driver’s 11th hour of driving. ┬áIt would be very interesting to see the agency’s data and how the data was created for the purpose of assessing its credibility.