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Jan 19, 2017

TRUCKERS´PAYMENT * USA: Against state laws dictating truck drivers’ time and pay

* DC - To protect carriers from big payouts, Congress may stamp out state laws on driver pay, breaks


--- Carriers operating perfectly legally and within longstanding industry standards could be subject to major payouts to drivers if the Denham language isn’t passed in Congress, says ATA, WSTA and other proponents... Citing major court-ordered settlements in recent years, trucking industry lobbyists say they plan to leverage fresh Republican control in Washington, D.C., to pass the so-called Denham Amendment, which would prevent enforcement of state-level laws dictating truck drivers’ time and pay, such as those in California, and protect carriers from falling victim to such court orders... Major proponents include the American Trucking Associations and the Western States Trucking Association, both of whom have said legislation to assert federal authority over break and pay laws for truckers is a top-level agenda item in the coming years... 
 (Photo)   --  Washington, DC, USA - CCJ, by James Jaillet - January 17, 2017

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