Poll: 80% Don’t Want Truckers’ Restricted Driving Hours Relaxed

Michele Fuetsch
Transport Topics
October 17, 2014

A new poll commissioned by a coalition of highway safety groups found that 80% of Americans believe Congress should not raise the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road to 82 hours from 70.

American Trucking Associations called the results “misleading,” while Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called them a “game changer” that shows the public understands “too many hours on the road” leads to crashes.

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