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Government, Business

House Appropriators Keep Meal-and-Rest-Break Provision in Transportation Bill

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A provision aimed at ensuring uniformity nationwide for meal-and-rest-break laws for truck drivers will stay in a House funding bill after surviving a Democratic-led effort to remove it May 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2018
Government, Safety

House Passes FAA Bill With Trucking Meal, Rest Break Provision

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An aviation reauthorization bill with a provision that would ensure nationwide uniformity for meal-and-rest-break rules for truckers was advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives on April 27 on a 393-13 vote.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Government, Business

FMCSA Denies Effort to Rescind 30-Minute Rest Break

Federal trucking regulators dismissed safety inspectors’ request to do away with a 30-minute rest requirement in an hours-of-service rule, the regulators indicated Aug. 8.

Transport Topics
August 19, 2016
Opinion, Business

One Country, One Nationwide Rest-Break Rule

In 1994, Congress wrote a bill authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition to keeping our skies safe, that bill laid down an important principle for our industry: that the federal government — not individual states — should write rules for interstate trucking.

April 11, 2016