Truckers Fight Back Against Mandatory Unpaid Break Regulation
The federal government said in December that California trucking companies don't need to provide drivers with paid rest and meal breaks.
And yet, under federal law, they are legally required to rest for 30 minutes a day during their 14-hour workdays.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration administrator Ray Martinez said paid rest breaks are "a drag on the economy." Truck drivers rejected the ruling, saying paid rest and meal breaks help ensure safety.