Transport: 10-Hr. Trucking

To guard against dangerous pilot fatigue, the Bureau of Air Commerce forbids airline pilots to fly scheduled planes more than 1,000 hours a year, 100 hours a month, 30 hours a week or eight hours in every 24. If any pilot exceeds these maximums, he is fined $500. Last week a parallel regulation for truck drivers was underscored as Magistrate's Court in Flushing, L. I. brought in the first conviction under a new State law forbidding truck drivers to drive more than ten hours in any consecutive 14. The culprit was one Joseph Simon....

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