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    Default Carrier payouts to drivers a target in Congress again

    Congress looks to block state in deciding driver pay, HOS

    Congress is again considering legislation that would block state-level efforts to dictate driver pay reforms and hours of service restrictions. The so-called Denham Amendment, first brought to the table by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) in 2015, seeks to reassert federal authority over hours of service regulations and the industry’s standard per-mile driver pay model.

    Passage of the Denham Amendment this Congressional session is a legislative priority for some of the industry’s top lobbyists, including the American Trucking Associations and the Western States Trucking Association.

    This is the third straight year Congress has considered the Denham Amendment. Attempts were made in 2015 to attach the language to the FAST Act highway bill, though those efforts failed. Last year, both chambers considered the Denham language as part of Feoderal Aviation Administration reauthorization packages. Those efforts failed too, as lawmakers were unsuccessful in passing an FAA bill. The Senate and the House this year are again using the FAA bill as a potential avenue to enact the Denham Amendment.

    The Denham provisions intend to block states from enacting and enforcing any laws that impede on federal hours of service regulations, such as meal and rest break requirements in California. The language also blocks states from requiring carriers to pay drivers “separate or additional compensation” beyond per-mile pay, effectively targeting detention time pay and other compensation methods. Carriers could still offer such compensation, but states couldn’t require them to if the Denham Amendment is enacted.

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    Default Re: Carrier payouts to drivers a target in Congress again

    Why does this proposed republican amendment not surprise me ?
    Just another continued effort to stab the heart of labor by our political friends, the republicans.
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    Default Re: Carrier payouts to drivers a target in Congress again

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    If they would like support....consistency might help...But their selfishness and childishness, deception, lies, and greed shine though again...This is the 2nd time this week I saw stories where the GOP wants the Federal laws to stomp on states rights.

    They typical BS they spew goes like this " We, the conservatives, want states to have more power than the federal government."

    Yet here they are showing that they are nothing but a bunch of thieving, deceptive liars..........there is no consistency, nor maturity, nor principles.....just cries from spoiled rotten baby brats saying " I want what I want when I want it!!!!!...WAAAAAAAHHH! WAAAAAAHH! WAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

 

 

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