Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.
Controversy and disagreement over inclusions in Congress' omnibus appropriations bill have clouded the bill's fate, but it's still expected to clear Congress with the language to halt enforcement of the 34-hour restart provisions.
"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.
Annette Sandberg comes out in support of suspending restart restrictions introduced in 2013; nearly six in 10 Overdrive readers believe doing so would positive impact highway safety.
The Senate bill that would have suspended two of the 34-hour restart provisions included in the 2013-implemented federal hours-of-service rule was pulled from the Senate floor June 19 after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the ...
What's your intuition on highway safety relative to the restart changes that went into effect last year? If successful, would Congressional attempts to roll back the changes for a year influence highway safety in any ...
"Attention mainstream media: There are a lot of people out here who think the changes that have been proposed in draft legislation may actually, on the contrary, 'strengthen safety rules,'" contrary to what NYT editorial ...
As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.
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