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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Aug 29, 2014 04:13 PM CDT

Two years ago, Brazil brought in a new Truckers' Law to the dismay of the farm sector.

The legislation, which obliged Brazilian truck drivers to rest half an hour for every four on the road, raised already-elevated grain freight costs by as much 10% on the long routes from the interior of the Cerrado to port.

Well, the good news is that Congress is now looking to make rules more flexible.

According to proposals in front of the lower house, truckers would be allowed to drive up to 5 1/2 hours at one time and the total hours on the ...

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