“Lawmakers holding the purse strings on Capitol Hill are attempting to keep federal regulators from pre-empting states that choose to pass and enforce stricter meal and rest-break laws.
If signed into law, the provision would be a setback for carriers benefiting from recent decisions that help them avoid lawsuits filed by drivers alleging unfair work practices.
In addition, the Democrats’ legislation seeks to continue to exempt agriculture haulers of livestock and insects from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. It also would require driver violations be made public under FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, a provision that had been eliminated in 2015”.- According to article in freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher
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