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Truck Safety / Federal Laws / Drivers #51576

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1978
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(Studio) Truck safety hearing in Atlanta noted. Issue discussed reported to involved federal work rules for longhaul truckers.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Western Pennsylvania) Situation of trucker Bill Besser and family because of his job noted. Besser's night driving described. [BESSER - says job is hard on him and on wife, who gets all burdens.] [Marie BESSER - knows husband feels bad about not being at home to help, but has to make a living. Describes concerns about Besser's driving at night.] [BESSER - says tired driver is always dangerous. Will pull over if he gets sleepy.] Refusal of some tired drivers to pull over stated. Govt. consideration of rule changes because of this danger reported; changes considered said to be 1st in 40 years present rules outlined. [BESSER - says it's too late for him to think about another job.] Federal authorities predictions that it may be years before rules are changed cited. Akron, Ohio, mentioned.
REPORTER: Matt Quinn

Quinn, Matt;
Robinson, Max

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