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Understanding MN truck driver rest requirements

Minnesota residents should be interested to know that the current spending bill that is tied up in Congress contains a provision that, if enacted, will rollback a regulation that can have adverse effects on truck safety on Minnesota roads. The regulation in question addressed the number of hours that truck drivers that conduct long-haul type driving could spend behind a wheel of a big rig. The issue was initially addressed last year when a regulation was passed that forced truck drivers to have to take two nights off back-to-back for every 70 hours that they spent driving.

What are some current initiatives to address train accidents?

Train accidents and train safety have become a hot topic ever since the movie Unstoppable came out in 2010, which depicted a train out of control pulling rail car after rail car carrying dangerous chemicals at break neck speeds through densely populated human communities.

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