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Keep On Truckin, But For How Long? Feds, carriers, insurers cant settle on hour limits to protect driversEveryone agrees that a fatigued trucker is a dangerous trucker, but the government has had a hard time lately setting the hour parameters to keep trucking both safe and efficient.

David Snyder, vice president of the Washington-based American Insurance Association, said that fatigue is the number one cause of crashes in large trucks. “We think there is strong evidence that drivers need to be driving less than they are,” he said. “A fatigued driver is less able to respond effectively to conditions on the road.”

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