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November 15, 2012
Retailers join the chorus of opposition to truck rules

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and its National Council of Chain Restaurants joined others in filing a friend-of-the-court brief opposing new limits on truck drivers’ hours of service.

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The brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals challenges new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules that require mandatory and specified truck driver work breaks and rest periods.

NRF Chief Executive Officer Matthew Shay said, “It is the retail industry’s responsibility to get products to market and into consumers’ hands in a safe and timely manner. It is a responsibility that we hold dear. Any new regulation that impedes that ability increases our transportation costs, increases consumer prices, and jeopardizes the fragile economic recovery.”

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