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Government, Business

Meal and Rest Break Pre-emption Provision Likely in Fiscal 2017 Funding Bill, Sources Say

Legislation that would avert a federal government shutdown is likely to include a meal and rest break pre-emption provision that is largely supported by the trucking industry, senior Republican aides told Transport Topics this week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 25, 2017
Business

Meal and Rest Provision Sought in Funding Bill

CSPAN

Trucking executives are urging congressional leaders to attach a clarifying provision to a meal and rest break rule in a funding bill that would avert a shutdown of federal agencies set to begin at the end of the month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2017
Government, Business

House Leaders Introduce FAA Extension Bill, Sans Trucking Provisions

The leaders of the transportation and the tax-writing committees in the House on March 10 introduced legislation that would authorize aviation programs through July 15.

March 10, 2016
Government, Business

Trucking Provision Absent From Senate's FAA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON — A provision related to truck drivers that drew controversy in the House will not be part of an aviation reform bill that a Senate panel will consider March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 9, 2016
Government, Business

House Moving Away From FAA Bill Containing Meal-Break Provision

Graves, Boxer

The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill containing a key provision related to meal breaks is expected to be put on hold by Republicans who control the House floor schedule, according to multiple published reports. ATA President Bill Graves, Sen. Barbara Boxer react.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2016
Government, Business

Democrats Oppose Meal-Break Provision in FAA Bill

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are calling on colleagues to oppose an aviation reform bill that includes a provision affecting rest breaks for truckers when the measure reaches the House floor.

Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller | Senior Reporters
February 25, 2016
Business

House Panel Keeps Provision Blocking States on Pay, Breaks

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted last week to keep a trucking provision, tucked in an aviation reform bill, that would prevent states from enacting laws requiring companies to schedule meal-and-rest breaks for drivers or to pay drivers by the hour.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 15, 2016
Government, Business

Provision Affecting Meal, Rest Breaks Clears First Hurdle in House

Napolitano via transport.house.gov

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee members voted Feb. 11 to keep a provision tucked in an aviation reform bill that would prevent states from enacting laws requiring trucking companies to schedule meal-and-rest breaks for truck drivers or pay drivers by the hour.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2016
Business, Government

ATA Files Brief in Support of Penske Meal Break Case

Mike Mozart/Flickr

American Trucking Associations and Airlines for America on Feb. 9 filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a request by Penske Logistics that the high court overturn an appeals court decision upholding California’s meal-break law.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2015