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Trucking provision absent from Senate's aviation reform bill

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A provision related to truck drivers that drew controversy in the House of Representatives will not be part of an aviation reform bill that a Senate panel will consider next week. In their aviation bill, Senate Commerce Committee leaders did not include language that would prevent states from enacting laws requiring companies to schedule meal and rest breaks for drivers or to pay drivers by the hour. Several trucking industry leaders pushed for the meal-and-rest-break provision in the House aviation reform bill (Transport Topics).

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