meal and rest rule
Government, Business

Lawmakers Commence Fiscal 2018 Funding Bill Negotiations

Trucker eating meal in cab A truck prepares to eat a meal in his cab (Big Truck Talk via YouTube)

A fiscal 2018 funding bill being negotiated is expected to provide a viable vehicle this year for advancing a meal and rest break provision for truckers which proponents argue would improve safety and efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Government, Business

J.B. Hunt Heads to High Court

J.B. Hunt driver TruckPR

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to exempt truckers from California’s law on meal and rest breaks and certain provisions of the state’s wage and labor law.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018
Government, Business

ATA's Bill Sullivan on Infrastructure, Autonomous, F4A

ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about lobbying efforts around infrastructure, autonomous policies and meal-and-rest-break legislation, part of our LiveOnWeb 2018 Government Outlook. More at

Transport Topics
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 16: LiveOnWeb’s 2018 Government Outlook

Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero (left), ATA's Bill Sullivan Transport Topics' Mulero with American Trucking Associations' Sullivan. (LiveOnWeb via YouTube)

Approval of a provision that would clarify meal-and-rest break rules for truckers will be delayed if Congress clears for President Donald Trump this week a short-term funding measure. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018

Editorial: A Call to Arms for Trucking

There’s no shortage of issues that will shape the future of trucking.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2017

Hill Consideration of Meal, Rest Break Proposal on Pause

John Thune Sen. Thune (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

A proposal aimed at guaranteeing nationwide uniformity of meal and rest break rules for truck drivers has hit a snag this year in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2017

Editorial: Rules to Live By

Without rules for everyone to follow, the world would become a chaotic place. But uncertainty about which rules one must follow can itself create chaos.

August 24, 2017
Government, Safety

House to Take Up Meal, Rest Break Provision in September

meal break TravelCenters of America

House Republican leaders have signaled a willingness to ensure nationwide uniformity of meal and rest break rules for truckers when they consider a fiscal 2018 funding bill on the chamber’s floor as early as September.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017
Government, Business

ELD Provision in Transportation Bill Missing Crucial Support in Congress

Diaz-Balart Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (HouseAppropsGOP on YouTube)

Legislation that would pre-empt state laws on meal and rest breaks for truckers and boost funding for truck safety grants was advanced by a House funding panel on July 17.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government, Business

Appropriators to Take Up Transportation Funding Bill July 17 With Meal, Rest Break Provision

U.S. Capitol Daniel Huizinga/Flickr

House Republican leaders are measuring the degree of support within their caucus for a provision in a fiscal 2018 transportation funding bill that would pre-empt state laws on meal and rest breaks for truckers, congressional aides told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2017