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Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules

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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:39 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move that was long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency of the Transportation Department, issued proposed changes on Wednesday to the "hours of service" rules that dictate breaks truckers are required to take, and their time on and off duty.

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