TCA Applauds FMCSA’s F4A Decision


As of 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted two petitions, one filed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the other by Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), to preempt the California meal and rest break laws due to its hindering of interstate commerce. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) filed public comments in support of the petitions, and we applaud FMCSA for recognizing the valid concerns of our industry.

TCA has been fighting for years on behalf of our members against California’s onerous meal and rest break laws. Ultimately, this action by FMCSA is an important step toward creating a more reliable and consistent regulatory environment for professional truck drivers. A consistent set of rules directly benefits drivers, consumers, small businesses, and the American economy.

View FMCSA’s full decision, here.