- Created: Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:06
- Written by NITIC
The recent stalemate in Washington over the Affordable Care Act has put the nation’s largest trucking association at odds with Tea Party elements of the Republican Party.
The lifestyle of the commercial truck driver has been romanticized and mythologized in American culture as being an adventure in independence and freedom. However, what many wannabe truck drivers don’t know that any veteran truck driver will tell you is that truck driving is also hard, demanding, and dangerous work.
On July 1, 2013 the Department of Transportation unveiled their newest regulation for truck drivers. While the new regulation looks great on paper -- more sleep and less driving for commercial truck drivers -- the new hours of service regulation has many downsides.