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Oct 5, 2016

TRUCKERS´HOS * South Korea - 30´ rest every 4 hours driving

* Seoul - Cargo truck drivers required to rest after four hours on road

--- Freight truck drivers will have to take a minimum 30-minute break for each four hours on the road under law revisions the government issued in a pre-enactment notice on Tuesday, except at times of natural disasters, accidents and other extraneous circumstances... Trucking companies that do not obey the rule will be penalized with business suspensions of between 30 to 90 days, depending on the frequency of the violations, or 600,000 won (US$540) to 1.8 million won in fines... The government measures follow repeated accidents involving freight trucks, often caused by drivers exhausted from long hours of driving to meet deadlines and harsh working conditions... The revisions allow for the punishment of companies that operate trucks for more than the permitted hours, with business license revocation being the maximum punishment... 
Seoul, South Korea - Yonhap - 13 Sept 2016

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