University of Tennessee

Trucking Study by Mary Holcomb

March 16, 2014

New federal regulations mandating rest time for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. The new hours-of-service rules are designed to improve driver safety by reducing truck driver fatigue. But the rules also mean it might take longer for companies to transport their products or force them to add more truckers on the road, according to the study by Associate Professor Mary Holcomb.

Holcomb’s study has received attention in numerous media outlets including: