ATA Thanks Congress for New Hours-of-Service Restart law
(December 15, 2016) - On December 7, the American Trucking Association (ATA) formally thanked Congress for enacting a resolution to restore the hours-of-service restart rules to those that were in place before a July 2013 change in an effort to reduce crash risk on highways.
ATA President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the, “hard work by Congressional leaders of both parties and in both chambers” for passing a Continuing Resolution that will help to permanently fix the hours-of-service restart.
Following a restriction in the use of the restart there was an increase in early daytime driving by trucks which resulted in highway congestion and an increase in crashes. The restore should now lift these unsafe restrictions from millions of professional truck drivers.
“It is now our hope that as an industry,” stated Spears, “we can put this issue firmly in the rearview mirror.”