- commercial motor vehicle drivers may continue to drive up to 11 hours within a single workday; and
- drivers may now reset their weekly limits after they have been off duty for at least 34 consecutive hours.
Several advocacy and consumer protection groups are critical of the new rule, which they say puts fatigued and dangerous drivers behind the wheel. Click here to read Public Citizen's reaction. Don't be surprised if the Obama administration takes a new look at this rule in 2009.