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Trucking safety groups and Public Citizen are now challenging the new HOS rule issued by FMCSA. This news comes after the trucking industry group American Trucking Associations (ATA) also filed a suit.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and two truck drivers are also challenging the HOS rule issued by FMCSA. They recently filed a lawsuit challenging the new rule for truck driver hours of service citing the rule needed improvements regarding tired truckers and should be subjected to judicial review.

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WASHINGTON D.C. – On January 15, 2010 the American Trucking Associations (ATA) filed a lawsuit with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in which it asks the court to compel the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a long-overdue regulation for hours-of-service (HOS) supporting documents.

Semi truck carriers on US highways affected by DOT hours-of-service documents

The lawsuit that was filed by the ATA is referred to as a “mandamus” action in which a court can compel government officials to perform their legal duties. Actions such as this that compel agencies to issue overdue regulations are common. Such actions often result in a settlement where the government agency agrees to act within a negotiated time frame … ... Read More

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