Keeping American drivers safe has been a priority for the federal government since the inception of U.S. highways themselves. The Department of Transportation's (DOT) legacy of keeping roads safe for drivers started back in the 1930's, as the DOT's predecessor, the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission, implemented its first HOS mandate. It's well-known that hours of service rules allow the DOT to regulate the time drivers spend working and resting between shifts in order to minimize driver fatigue.
However, how the rule came to be has a long, interesting and even sordid history.
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And check out how Teletrac is tackling the hours of service challenge below: