Gosh, I wish Trump had consulted me on this. The 1938 law currently forbids truck drivers from driving more than 11 hours during a 14-hour work period. After that, drivers are required by law to have 10 hours of down time.
Since I do a lot of driving on large capacity highways, I know very well what sleep fatigue does to one’s driving ability. No one wants to be on the road with a sleepy guy driving an 18-wheeler. When I try to drive while nodding off, it’s very dangerous to both me and other drivers. That’s when I seek the first pull over and put the seat all the way back and close my eyes for 20-30 minutes. That usually gives me a fresh start and keeps me and others safe.
Putting two drivers in each truck to keep the wheels rolling with emergency supplies would have been a better idea. As well as being safer it would keep more truck drivers employed.