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PepsiCo Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle California Drivers’ Work Break Lawsuit

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PepsiCo Inc. and related companies agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims that drivers didn’t receive breaks required by California law.

Jon Steingart | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Roadcheck Focuses on Fatigued Truck Drivers

John Sommers II for TT

BRANDON, Iowa — Officer Chris Wicklund with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency peered into the red Kenworth’s engine, slid under the semitrailer on a mechanic’s creeper and checked the driver’s log book.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
June 7, 2018
Business, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands on Livestock Haulers

Livestock and cattle-hauling truck Senators want to relax both ELD and HOS requirements for livestock haulers. (David B./Flickr)

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Chao Stresses Continued Outreach to Ag Haulers on ELD, HOS Rules

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao HouseAppropsGOP via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to meet with and host briefings geared toward livestock haulers who are discontent with the electronic logging device rule, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

REST Bill Would Modify HOS to Allow Drivers One Three-Hour Break Per Shift

Truck driver in cab Mike Watson Images Limited

A bill has been introduced that would allow truck drivers to take one rest break per shift, for up to three consecutive hours on off-duty time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 30, 2018

FMCSA Grants National Asphalt Pavement Association HOS Exemption

Asphalt Getty Images

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has been granted a five-year exemption from two federal hours-of-service requirements, regulators announced Jan. 26.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 13

Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

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

Hours-of-Service Truck Driving Law Could Damage Livestock Industry

A livestock truck Jeremy Rempel/Flickr

A new federal law that drastically reduces the number of hours truck drivers can be on the road could seriously affect the livestock industry in Oklahoma and other states where animal production is critical to the economy.

Rachael Van Horn | The Woodward (Okla.) News
June 21, 2017
Government, Business

Panel Approves Transportation Funding Bill with HOS Provision

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A House subcommittee on May 18 easily approved a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill that would extend the prohibition on the 2013 changes to the 34-hour, hours-of-service rule for truckers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2016