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Jul 1, 2013 6:17 AM by Lacey Steele

New regulations go into effect today for truck drivers

Truck drivers will spend less time behind the wheel, and their idle hours could cost you.

New federal regulations go into effect today, rules truck drivers are fighting against.

The Hill reports commercial drivers are only able to spend 70 hours a week on the road, down from 82.

There are also new requirements for rest periods, and no one's happy with the changes.

Trucking industry leaders warn fewer hours on the road will mean higher prices for consumers.

Safety groups meanwhile say the regulations don't go far enough to deal with driver fatigue.

 

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