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Topic - Rob Abbott
Top House Republicans have thrown their support behind the trucking industry and are urging the Obama administration to hit the brakes on proposed regulations that would further limit how long each day that tractor-trailer drivers can stay behind the wheel.
The combination of 11 hours on the road with 10 hours of mandated rest produced a "crucial equilibrium["] that maximized productivity while ensuring drivers are awake and alert for their shifts, said Rob Abbott, the American Trucking Association's (ATA) vice president of safety policy.
"If you reduce our capacity and productivity you're basically spurring a need to hire additional inexperienced drivers," said Rob Abbott, ATA's vice president of safety policy.