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Add-on provision could let truckers work more than 80 hours a week.
Fighting the virus is tied to a bill that would allow fatigued truckers to stay on the road for more than 80 hours a week.
Susan Collins passed a bill to suspend federal rules that required truck drivers to get two nights of sleep a week. She and shippers argued that drivers were safer working at night, and should have more flexibility to shift their hours.
Sen. Cory Booker blocked the roll back of rules aimed at ensuring truckers get two nights of sleep. But Congress later passed a measure wiping out that gain, letting drivers spend up to 82 hours a week working and driving.