meal and rest rule

House Panel Advances Meal, Rest Break Provision in Funding Bill

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Legislation that would aim to ensure nationwide uniformity for meal-and-rest-break laws for truckers easily advanced through a House funding subcommittee May 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

House Consideration of Meal-and-Rest-Break Provision Possible Week of April 23

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Three lawmakers are sponsoring an amendment to an aviation reauthorizing bill aimed at ensuring nationwide uniformity for meal-and-rest break rules for truckers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Spending Bill Includes Extension of ELD Exemption on Livestock

The U.S. Capitol The U.S. Capitol on March 21, 2018 (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Motor carriers that haul livestock will be exempted from the federal electronic logging device mandate until Sept. 30 under language included in a $1.3 trillion omnibus funding measure the U.S. House of Representatives advanced March 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2018
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