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Mar 14, 2017

TRUCKERS' REST * USA: SAFETY RULES NATIONWIDE REQUESTEDS

* Virginia - Driver rest break fix would ensure uniform safety rules nationwide


--- American Trucking Associations leaders called on Congress to reject efforts by organized labor and trial attorneys that would impose a patchwork of state scheduling rules on the nation’s foremost movers of goods... Language in the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 made it clear states are not permitted to institute rules governing the trucking industry because Congress wanted the industry to operate under a single, uniform system from coast-to-coast rather than a confusing and inefficient patchwork of state laws. However, some states most notably California, a handful of courts, and aggressive plaintiffs’ attorneys are refusing to faithfully uphold that goal of one country, one set of rules... ATA also chided opponents of this measure for being deceptive in their characterization of the provision’s impacts... 
(Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News: A trucker and it's tiredness) --  Arlington, VIR, USA - Trucking News - March 2, 2017

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