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Government

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

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

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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

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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
Government

House Panel OKs Bill to Boost FMCSA Funding, Pre-empt State Meal, Rest Break Laws

Legislation that would boost funding for federal trucking regulators and would pre-empt state laws concerning meal and rest breaks for truckers was easily advanced by a House panel on July 11.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Government, Business

House Panel OKs Bill to Boost FMCSA Funding, Pre-empt State Meal, Rest Break Laws

Legislation that would boost funding for federal trucking regulators and pre-empt state laws concerning meal and rest breaks for truckers was easily advanced by a House panel.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2017