Temporary suspension of the rules will allow truckers to work 82 hours a week. The suspension was not supported by the U.S transportation secretary Anthony Foxx who states 80% of the public was against this policy change. The ATA who fought hard for this provision responded saying they do not want to eliminate the 34 hour rest period altogether just amend the regulation. With over 40,000 driver logs the ATA concluded the average hours per week driven was 52 with only 2% working over 61 hours a week. The bill also required the DOT to have stronger studies and survey before having further regulation.
The bill will also provide $500 million for DOT infrastructure grants as well as more funding for the transportation sector. For more on how much and to who money was given go to TT>>
For more on the suspension go to Bloomberg>>