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Trucking Industry Opposes New Regulations Aimed at Reducing Truck Accidents

Claiming that new regulations would add substantial costs without improving safety, the American Trucking Associations is working to toss out new limits on driving time aimed at reducing deadly truck accidents.

The new rules, set to go into effect on July 1, limit drivers to an 11-hour day and require a 34-hour rest period each week that would require drivers to be off two consecutive nights.

The ATA has asked a federal appeals court to throw out the new rules, which they say would cost the industry $470 million a year but are based on faulty data.

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson provides legal representation to victims of trucking and other commercial vehicle accidents. Whether the cause of the collision is driver fatigueimproper truck maintenance, and/or improper screening, training and supervision of drivers, the Dallas truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson have the experience, resources and technical abilities to determine what happened and who should be held responsible.