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Randy Black writes: Adriana Pena is misinformed. There is no new rule for truckers that keep them on the road (driving) for 16 hours. Currently, truckers, by federal law, are not allowed to drive more than 10 consecutive hours.
 
Regarding charity, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable projects. In fact, across the country, Wal-Mart has raised more than $300-million over the past 18 years for children's hospitals, including a $5 million donation for an emergency clinic at a hospital in Tampa, Florida this week.
 
Sources: http://www.dieselboss.com/software/DotQA.htm
 http://www.the-daily-record.com/past_issues/08_aug/000813dr2.html
 http://www.sptimes.com/2005/03/04/Southpinellas/Wal_Mart_pledges_5_mi.shtml
 http://www.thetrucker.com/stories/03_05/0310_HOS_amend.html
 
Randy Black wrote: Adriana Pena is misinformed. There is no new rule for truckers that keep them on the road (driving) for 16 hours. Currently, truckers, by federal law, are not allowed to drive more than 10 consecutive hours.  From the UK, George Sassoon asks: Do you not have the tachygraph in the U.S.?  This is the "spy in the cab" which all trucks must have here by law.  I had one myself when driving a hired minibus with a party of cyclists in France.  No official ever asked to see the circular paper disks which it produces.  On returning, I looked at mine, and noted that the lunch breaks became longer and longer, as the party fell into French eating habits.  I was told that many drivers carry spare disks with driver's names on them like "Mickey Mouse", so the system is easily cheated if one wants to exceed the permitted hours or speeds.







Ronald Hilton 2005

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