Regulatory and Legislative Update January 2019

FMCSA embraces uniformity, cost as priorities in preempting California requirements In a major shift from the Obama administration approach to motor carrier regulation and enforcement, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) explicitly referenced economic growth and the need for uniform commerce as reasons for preempting the application of California’s meal and rest break (MRB) rules on property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The agency on December 21 granted The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted several petitions that had followed similar action in September by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regarding carrier transporting hazardous materials. (See the October 2018 Regulatory Update.) ...READ MORE