Meal break

Government, Business

ATA Challenges California’s Meal, Rest Break Rules in Petition to FMCSA

Trucks parked at side of road Trucks park for a rest break along the side of I-66 in Manassas, Va. (Jim Galligan for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations has petitioned the trucking industry’s top regulator to determine that California’s meal-and-rest-break requirements are pre-empted under federal regulations.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2018
Government

Meal, Rest Break Provision Debated in Funding Negotiations

Capitol Building Daniel Huizinga/Flickr

Republican leaders say they lack time to finalize fiscal 2018 funding legislation by Dec. 8, which is when funding for the federal government is set to expire, which could limit the chances of advancing a truck-centric meal and rest break provision.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2016