Easing Federal Transportation Regulations- Is it a Good Idea?

03.09.19 12:07 PM Comment(s)

An article published by Jennifer Smith of The Wall Street Journal describes how highway safety regulators are proposing changes to current regulations that limit a truckers’ daily driving hours.  Current regulations limit most commercial truck drivers to 11 hours of driving time in a 14 hour workday, and are an effort to reduce accidents caused by highway fatigue.  Under the plan released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commercial drivers could split their required 10-hour rest period into two separate breaks instead of having to take it all at once (Smith, 2019).

Meeting the delivery demands of the modern consumer can be a daunting task for any company.  Couple with that the responsibility of keeping the highways safe from fatigued drivers, companies are finding it more difficult to maintain product profit margins.  There are several ways your business can find savings throughout logistics planning and execution processes.  Performing mode & fleet analysis, load consolidation & optimization, demand planning, and reverse logistics are just a few ways you can find value that offsets the cost of incident prevention.  Learn more about  Logistics Planning & Execution .


Smith, Jennifer. (2019, August 14). Federal Regulators Propose Changes to Trucker Work-Hour Rules. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-regulators-propose-changes-to-trucker-work-hour-rules-11565818391

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