Trucking Rules Eased by Trump Administration

Short-haul truckers will be able to drive an additional 2 hours per day.

President Trump’s Administration announced on Thursday that new rules would be implemented for short-haul and long-haul truckers, allowing them to spend more time on the road in the future. The new guidelines put in place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now allow short-haul truckers to increase the maximum working day from 12 to 14 hours and long-haul drivers will be able to let work other than driving, such as loading and unloading the vehicle, count toward a mandatory 30-minute break.

According to the federal agency, the new rules will save the trucking industry over $2.8 billion over the course of ten years. According to acting administrator Jim Mullen, the changes, “will improve safety on America’s roadways and strengthen the nation’s motor carrier industry.” The new changes are expected to take place in early September. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would lead the FMCSA to the best rules to protect American drivers. 
  • For the Lord to lead Jim Mullen in the best direction to take FMCSA.
  • That the president’s administration would prioritize rules that are honoring to God.

Sources: AP, Bloomberg


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