WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- In January, the Department of Transportation issued new rules on the hours of service that can be logged by commercial truckers. Some food distributors said these rules may result in higher costs for shipping, driver salary and workers' compensation. Under the new DOT rules, service hours shifted from eight hours off-duty and 15 hours on-duty, allowing 10 hours of consecutive driving, to 10 hours off-duty and 14 hours on-duty, allowing 11 hours of consecutive ...
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