This year opened with a list of regulatory changes in the over-the-road trucking sector, with new policies set to impact driver capacity and productivity. The new rules were set, generally speaking, to address the perennial issue of driver and road safety in the trucking industry. In fact, many stakeholders, including trucking and shipping associations, have lauded what is perceived as a right move by the government. However, many are also apprehensive and wary of the negative impacts of certain details of the new regulations. Many industry players fear the regulatory changes will worsen the driver shortage, a trend that can translate to lesser number of available trucks and, ultimately, higher shipping costs.
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