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Amicus brief against hazardous trucking regulations

In November 2008, the Bush Administration finalized a regulation allowing truck drivers to spend more hours behind the wheel. To counter the deregulation, advocacy groups including Public Citizen filed suit against the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (part of the Department of Transportation) in March 2009.

Policy Integrity submitted an amicus brief arguing that the agency failed to take account of relevant variables—most importantly the health of truckers—in its cost-benefit analysis.