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Government, Business, Safety

PHMSA Exempts Hazmat, Secure-Cargo Carriers From California Rest Rule

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has pre-empted motor carriers hauling hazardous materials, explosives and security-sensitive cargo from California’s meal-and-rest-break requirements.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Still Reviewing FAA Bill That Contains Trucking-Related Issues as Deadline Nears

FAA Bill Thune (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Proponents of a bill that includes language to ensure nationwide uniformity of meal-and-rest-break rules for truck drivers are racing against the clock to advance the measure before a funding deadline, but face resistance from some Democratic senators.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2018
Government, Business

Meal, Rest Break Provision Likely to Reach Senate Floor in Coming Weeks

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) says the meal and rest provision will come to the Senate floor as soon as this summer. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A bill that would reauthorize the country’s aviation programs that includes a key trucking provision is expected to reach the Senate floor as early as this summer, the measure’s sponsor indicated July 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Aviation Bill With Trucking Meal, Rest Break Language Yet to Reach Senate Floor

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An aviation policy bill that has yet to reach the floor in the U.S. Senate includes a key trucking provision, and is among the policy priorities for members of Congress returning to Washington after the July Fourth recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 11: A Rare Sighting

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The U.S. Senate plans to work through much of what would have been its August recess, an event about as rare as the sighting of a white rhino. Here's what they hope to accomplish then, as well as what's ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Meal-and-Rest-Break, Funding Bills on Congressional Agenda

McCarthy McCarthy by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

A key trucking provision tucked in an aviation reauthorization bill in the Senate and bills that would keep the U.S. Department of Transportation funded through fiscal 2019 await members of Congress when they return June 4 to Washington from the Memorial Day recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018

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