Truckers chafe at drive limits

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Posted: July 18, 2013

The Winchester Star

Truck driver Gary Hamblin of West Union, Ohio, has been accompanied by his wife Tonya for the past several months as he crosses the country hauling loads on his flatbed trailer. Hamblin discussed his opposition to the new federal regulations limiting driving hours during a stop at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Clear Brook on Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Truckers refuel at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Clear Brook.
By timing their trucking runs, Tom Graham of Lansing, Mich., and his wife Piper have not been affected by new federal regulations limiting driving hours for truckers. They stopped at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Clear Brook on Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — The way Tim Salter sees it, new federal regulations further limiting the hours he can drive his big rig are cutting into his livelihood.

The hours-of-service rules that began on July 1 —…



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