ORLANDO, Fla. — Retailers and wholesalers should expect the new hours-of-service (HOS) rule announced in late December to take effect in July 2013 as planned, though the possibility exists that it may be delayed or changed by legal action taken before the end of February, advised a trucking industry expert. “Since 2003, every time there’s been a change to the [HOS] rule, it’s been litigated,” said Rob Abbott, vice president of safety policy, American ...
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