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Government, Business

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.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017
Government, Business

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.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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 | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
TCA

Cash-Strapped States Shutting Down Highway Rest Stops

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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.

Jenni Bergal | Stateline.org
April 3, 2017
Business

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.

Transport Topics
March 30, 2017
Government, Business

Results of FMCSA Restart Study Did Not Benefit Driver Safety, Fatigue, DOT Says

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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.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2017
TCA

Connecticut Moves to Close Highway Rest Stops

Jessica Hill/Connecticut Office of the Governor

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
Government, Business

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.

Transport Topics
August 19, 2016
Business

CVSA Asks Federal Regulators to Rescind HOS Rest-Break Requirement

Minnesota Department of Transportation

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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2016
Government, Business

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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016

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