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    Default Hoffa: Feds Take a Stand for Motorists in Protecting Rest Breaks

    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decision to reject a petition that sought to rescind the current 30-minute rest break required under Hours of Service rules instituted in 2013.

    “The Teamsters applaud the FMCSA’s ruling to keep in place this essential rest break for hard-working truckers nationwide. For years, this union and other highway safety advocates have pushed for such breaks because they are important to the wellbeing of not only those who drive for a living, but those who share the roads with them.

    “As the FMCSA said, there is no reason for the government to renege on this rule. Over the past three years, data shows the rest break is having a positive effect on roadway safety. And the number of violations doled out in roadside inspections shows that the rule is being enforced.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/09/ho...ng-rest-breaks

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Feds Take a Stand for Motorists in Protecting Rest Breaks

    The republican onslaught has begun. Trash those safety rules, let corporate America do as they please and the hell with the traveling public.

    The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down the road.

    The American Trucking Associations is vowing to come back next month, when both the White House and Congress will be under Republican control, and seek to block state laws that require additional rest breaks for truckers beyond what federal rules require.
    “Unfortunately, it’s going to be an open season on safety in this coming Congress,” said Jim Hall, who was chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board during the Clinton administration.

    Besides pre-empting state laws on rest breaks, it’s also likely that shippers and some segments of the trucking industry will push for long-sought goals of increasing the weight limit on trucks to more than 90,000 pounds and increasing the length of individual trailers from 28 feet to 33 feet, safety advocates said.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.6b313c000a01

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Feds Take a Stand for Motorists in Protecting Rest Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post

    Glad my days are over.

    ME too!!
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    Default Re: Hoffa: Feds Take a Stand for Motorists in Protecting Rest Breaks

    Amen to that.

    Had a little snow/freezing rain today. Was suppose to have a CT scan, just called them up and said "I think I won't be in!"

    Texted a buddy that I watching the white stuff from my chair. Little later he sent me a FU. Said he was chaining when the text came through.

 

 

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