Feds Tap the Brakes on Trucking Regulations

Even though some states have opened rest stops, Greg Orr of CFI says that the industry is “still struggling” because drivers in some states have to shut down three or four hours early just to get parking because shippers don’t let them park in their lots. “It affects supply chains and drivers’ income,” he says.

Orr adds that most drivers are running only 7.5 hours out of their 11 allotted hours, and then quit to find parking. “That’s money out of their pocket, and our pocket too,” he says. “That concerns me. We don’t have enough parking, and if we layer up construction, that could make that
number worse than it even is now.”

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