NASSTRAC is part of a coalition of 15 industry groups that filed suit in federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., last month to block the Obama Administration's attempt to change regulations governing commercial truck driver operations. The group contends that moving forward with this rule will only create more uncertainties in an already cumbersome regulatory environment. The 15 industry groups, which represent most sectors of the U.S. economy, said the Hours of Service (HOS) Rules were crafted without considering the costs they would impose on the supply chain. Industry groups have long argued that major changes in driver work rules would disrupt supply chains that have been calibrated to work with the regulations now in effect. They also maintain the trucking industry is operating as safely today as it has since records were being kept, and there is no need to impose additional regulations that will drive up costs without having an appreciable benefit on highway safety.
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