NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 1978
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(Studio) Federal law requiring limit to amount of time truck driver can operate truck without rest and bare enforcement of law reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) [Trucker David RENTSMAN - can't make money running legal driving hrs.] Govt. lack of safety inspectors to enforce laws described. Senators Charles Percy and Edward Kennedy's push in Congress for stricter truck safety laws noted. [PERCY - discusses hazardous conditions on American highways due to lack of truck safety.] American Trucking Assns., Incorporated's response to Percy-Kennedy bill stated. [Association spokesperson Will JOHNS - cites Association position on enforcement of laws and needs to reach drivers and smaller carriers who aren't complying with regulations.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross