In an industry that is ever-changing, drivers and motorist well-being must be ensured.
Lawmakers' move to reduce mandatory trucker rest breaks will lead to more tired drivers on the nation's roads.
Here are the news stories of interest to Teamsters today, March 8, 2017.
With fatalities on the rise, it doesn't make sense to reduce rest breaks even more.
Increasing highway safety requires Congress not to alter HOS, rest break rules.
The Teamsters and highway safety advocates for years have talked about the real problem of fatigued truck drivers on the nation's roadways. But in many ways that message did not register among the public until an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike last year that left actor Tracy Morgan seriously injured and killed fellow comic James McMillan.
At least one U.S. senator vows to follow the public's wishes to keep tired truckers off the road.