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Controversial Truck Driver Rules Put Spotlight On Safety09:14
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Devastating trucking accidents put trucking safety issues front and center recently. The number of hours truckers are allowed to drive in a day and per week is especially controversial.

Tensions are high in the trucking community concerning the "hours of service" rule, which was re-instated in December, overturning 2013 regulations that required truck drivers to have two breaks between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. within a week's period.

Lyndon Finney, editor of The Trucker.com, tells Here & Now's Robin Young that studies show few truck drivers drive more than nine hours each day but most truck drivers prefer to choose for themselves when they'll take breaks.

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This segment aired on February 3, 2015.

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