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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, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 23: Denham Amendment

Rep. Jeff Denham U.S. Representative Jeff Denham via YouTube

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) are seeking consideration on the House floor for an amendment that aims to clarify regulations related to motor carriers in a 1994 aviation policy law. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018

Editorial: Rules to Live By

Without rules for everyone to follow, the world would become a chaotic place. But uncertainty about which rules one must follow can itself create chaos.

August 24, 2017
Government, Business

Appropriators to Take Up Transportation Funding Bill July 17 With Meal, Rest Break Provision

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House Republican leaders are measuring the degree of support within their caucus for a provision in a fiscal 2018 transportation funding bill that would pre-empt state laws on meal and rest breaks for truckers, congressional aides told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2017

Senate Committee Adopts Meal, Rest Break Provision

Sen. Deb Fischer Fischer by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A pre-emption provision meant to ensure nationwide uniformity of meal and rest break standards for motor carriers was attached to an aviation reauthorization bill a Senate panel approved June 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2017
Business, Government

ATA Files Brief in Support of Penske Meal Break Case

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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