A task force of Canadian regulators has completed work on a proposal
for a new hours-of-service standard for truckdrivers, which begins
a long process toward final regulatory approval. The group agreed
on work-rest standards based on a 14-hour on-duty cycle followed
by 10 hours off during a 24-hour period. It also incorporated a
proposal by the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Teamsters Union
to cap the number of consecutive driving hours at 13 each day.
The proposal is expected to face opposition from labor and the
rail lobby, news reports say.