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Should Truck Drivers Have Flexible Sleep Regulations?

The recent indictment of the truck driver who caused an accident that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan has drawn a lot of attention to the issue of fatigued truck drivers. This attention prompted a federal study that will monitor sleeping habits of truck drivers to determine whether the drivers should have more flexible sleep regulations. The current law mandates truck drivers receive 10 hours of sleep in between when they stop driving and when the start again. However, drivers are often under pressure by their employers to deliver their loads on unreasonably short deadlines. This often means drivers spend more hours on the road and less time catching up on very valuable sleep, which is a huge safety risk to everyone on the road. Will Allowing Truck Drivers to Make Their Own Sleep Schedules Be More Dangerous? The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute signed a $2.5 million agreement with the Federal…
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