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ATA, Industry Groups File HOS Lawsuits; Seek Review of New Rule
February 27, 2012
Industry groups representing both sides of the hours-of-service debate filed separate lawsuits in recent days challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) December rule on work and rest regulations for commercial truck drivers.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review FMCSA's final rule, objecting to a requirement that drivers take a 34-hour rest including two consecutive nights between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Subsequently, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen and the Truck Safety Coalition also have filed a lawsuit seeking review of the requirement that retained the 11 hour daily driving limit.
In a press statement, ATA said it regretted that FMCSA and the Obama administration have put the association in a position to take legal action, but the rules that have been in place since 2004 have contributed to an unprecedented improvement in highway safety.
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