Keep on Trucking or Snoozing?

Truck drivers across the country have to abide by a new law regulating how much time they can spend on the roads.

Under the new rules, drivers have to rest for ten hours after being on the road eleven straight hours.

That allows them to stay on the road longer, but rest longer as well. But one driver we spoke to says managing those new hours isn't that simple.

Mike Rosengarden said, “where you used to go off duty and take a little nap, now it counts against you. I think it's going to push drivers to stay in their seats longer than they normally would have.”

Those who might benefit from those extra resting hours are the owners of highway truck stops.

Among them is the Interstate 77 truck stop at Mineral Wells, where we caught one driver in a "rest stop" Sunday.


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