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Federal Regulators Miss Chance to Lower Truck Accidents

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Driver fatigue is a leading cause of tractor trailer truck accidents. Consumer advocates sued recently to require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to lower the current 11-hour driving limit to 10 hours. The requested change would have resulted in one less hour behind the wheel each day. The Teamsters union supports the lower limit. Alas, the Bush Administration once again sided with big trucking companies over traffic safety, and, on December 11th, the FMCSA maintained the 11-hour limit.