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Feds, truckers clash over new safety rules

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/01/2013 @ 10:03 am In Front Page,Money,U.S. | No Comments

(CNBC) The federal government thinks long-haul truckers like Bryan Spoon need more rest.

But with the Department of Transportation’s new rules forcing drivers to take longer breaks and cut back on hours behind the wheel, Spoon thinks the government has created a solution looking for a problem.

“I wish the government would just quit trying to fix something that’s not broken,” Spoon said on a recent rest stop in Columbia, Mo., after hauling a load of construction materials on the 48-foot Great Dane flatbed behind his 2009 Volvo 780.


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