Meal, Rest Break Pre-emption Not Included in FY2017 Budget Agreement
A meal and rest break provision sought by trucking industry leaders was not attached to legislation that would keep the federal government funded through the remainder of the fiscal year.May 1, 2017
Meal and Rest Break Provision Sidelined With Short-Term Bill to Avert Shutdown
A meal and rest break pre-emption provision expected in a fiscal 2017 funding bill was sidelined as congressional leaders turned their focus to a weeklong funding measure instead, the chairman of the House funding panel announced this week.April 27, 2017
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.April 25, 2017
Cash-Strapped States Shutting Down Highway Rest Stops
Some states are closing traditional highway rest stops because they don't have the money to maintain them or because the stops don't attract enough traffic to justify keeping them open.
Firestone Boosts Price of Air Spring Products
Firestone Industrial Products announced an average price increase of up to 6% on its heavy-duty and light-duty air spring products.March 30, 2017
Results of FMCSA Restart Study Did Not Benefit Driver Safety, Fatigue, DOT Says
A congressionally mandated study on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service restart rule showed that it “did not explicitly identify a net benefit on driver operations, safety, fatigue and health,” the Department of Transportation Inspector General said March 2.March 6, 2017
Connecticut Moves to Close Highway Rest Stops
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration is gearing up to close the state’s traditional rest areas, including the Danbury information center on Interstate 84 that has been offering travelers a break since 1971.February 23, 2017
FMCSA Denies Effort to Rescind 30-Minute Rest Break
Federal trucking regulators dismissed safety inspectors’ request to do away with a 30-minute rest requirement in an hours-of-service rule, the regulators indicated Aug. 8.August 19, 2016
CVSA Asks Federal Regulators to Rescind HOS Rest-Break Requirement
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has filed a petition asking federal regulators to rescind a requirement that truck drivers take a 30-minute rest break within the first eight hours of their driving time after being off-duty.
Judge Orders Former Owner of Oasis Capital to Pay $96,000 in Restitution
A federal judge in Los Angeles earlier this month ordered the owner of a notorious now-defunct fraudulent California firm that established trust funds for property brokers to pay $96,000 in restitution.