Not even Wal-Mart could sell the idea of a 16-hour work day for truck drivers. The sponsor, a congressman whose district includes the home offices of Wal-Mart and J. L. Hunt Transport, withdrew this proposed amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill on 3/10/05. The current HOS rules — which are being reworked by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under a U.S. court order — allow truck drivers 14-hour workdays with driving time limited to 11 hours. See article in Today’s Trucking.

Ken Shigley, Shigley Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta, GA

The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).