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The new HOS rules have been published.

FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule, Granting Flexibility to Drivers

I have now read several trucking industry groups have said the new HOS rules will affect safety in a negative way.
The Teamsters have aid the same thing.

Teamsters Denounce New Trucker Hours Of Service Rules For Threatening Safety
The Teamsters are taking aim at new truck driving hours-of-service rules released today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), saying they would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large.

Effective 120 days from now, the FMCSA will increase the short haul exemption to 14 hours on duty within a distance of 150 air miles. Additionally, the new rules will alter the driver break rule to require a 30 minute rest break after eight hours of driving instead of eight hours on duty. It will also allow drivers to record 30 minutes as "on-duty non-driving" status to take a break, among other things.

"In an effort to increase so-called 'flexibility' for trucking companies, the FMCSA is abandoning safety and allowing drivers to push themselves to the limit even further," Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. "Trucking is already one of the nation's most dangerous jobs. We shouldn't be sacrificing the health and safety of drivers just to pad the profits of their big business bosses."