Government, Business

Provision Pre-Empting State Laws on Truckers' Meal Breaks Revived in House

An aviation reform bill that would pre-empt certain state laws regarding meal and rest breaks for truckers will be taken up by a House committee next week.

Eric Miller and Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporters
February 4, 2016
Business, Government

ATA Calls on Senators to Approve FMCSA Restart Study


Members of the trucking industry urged key senators on June 3 to approve a one-year suspension of restart restrictions aimed at truck drivers when a Senate committee considers a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill later this week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2014

Pa. I-78 Rest Stop to Be Closed at Night This Week

The trucker parking lot at the Interstate 78 Welcome Center in eastern Pennsylvania — a popular rest stop for longhaul truckers — will be closed most nights this week, and truckers are being advised to make other plans for scheduled rest stops.

April 9, 2013

Senate Kills Rest-Area Commercialization Amendment

The Senate voted down an amendment during consideration of the federal highway bill that would have allowed commercialization of interstate rest areas.

March 14, 2012

Coalition Urges Senate to Reject Rest-Area Commercialization Amendment

A coalition representing sellers of food and fuel products is urging the Senate to reject an amendment that would allow commercialization of interstate rest areas.

March 8, 2012

Texas Truckers Get Two New Electrified Rest Stops

Truckers in Texas now have two more electrified rest stops they can use.

August 1, 2011

Plan Under Way to Renovate 44 Oldest Rest Areas in Ohio

Truckers traveling on Interstate 90 across northern Ohio will find that two rest areas along the highway in the city of Mentor were closed this month.

November 22, 2010

Truckers Applaud Virginia Program Creating More Driver Rest Stops

The trucking industry applauded an announcement by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) that he has launched a pilot program to use undeveloped, state-owned property alongside highways as rest areas for truck drivers.

November 15, 2010

Virginia Plans Project to Add Truck Rest Areas on Interstates

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Virginia will launch a pilot program this month to convert unused state property next to interstate highways into truck-only rest areas, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said.

November 5, 2010
Government, Business

New York to Close Six Rest Stops

New York will begin closing six of its state highway rest stops beginning Nov. 1 in an effort to deal with severe budget problems.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2010