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Hours of Service and the Effect on Capacity

Recent industry research has found that, since the July changes to Hours of Service, an average of only 390 minutes (6.5 hours) of the 660 minutes of a driver's available driving time are spent behind the wheel. There are many pressures acting upon capacity and many upcoming regulations which could inhibit driver hours. It is necessary for shippers and carriers to not only attain a strong understanding of Hours of Service, but also to pursue best practices for improved driver utilization.

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