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Trucker rest rules at risk in US budget deal

Trucking rules are needed because the industry had abused previous regulations, forcing truckers to drive as many as 82 hours a week.


CONGRESS is considering adding to a year-end budget deal a provision to roll back safety rules aimed at ensuring truck drivers get enough rest, a measure US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said should be rejected.

Mr Foxx said he strongly opposes the plan, which...