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Reader: Do I need to comply with California meal and rest break rules?

Short answer: California's meal and rest break provisions are seeing some litigation after court precedent. Some employers in a defensive posture are requiring the breaks of their drivers, adding complexity on top of an already complex federal hours reg.

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‘Obamacare, round three’ kicks off with open enrollment Nov. 1

As insurance exchanges start the third annual open enrollment period Nov. 1, owner-operators have one last chance to avoid fines that are getting stiffer in 2017 for not carrying health insurance.

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Lives matter, regardless of who’s a fan

Wendy on Ontario court's speed limiter ruling: "If the people who bring you literally every single thing you eat, drink, wear, sit on, lay on and pee in don't represent a broad societal interest,' then I'm afraid no one does. ... Trucker lives matter."

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Jeff Clark for FMCSA Administrator? And: Lookback Tony Justice podcast

Operator Jeff Clark fires up the campaign machine, and a lookback podcast performance from Tony Justice -- Dave Dudley's "Six Days on the Road" and Justice's own "Who Needs Heaven."

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Trials for terrorism

A majority of readers continue to favor military tribunals as the most appropriate venues for trying terrorism suspects.

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Poll: What is the best venue for trying terrorism suspects?

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, where do you stand on whether to try the suspects, and others accused of terrorism, in U.S. courts or military commissions?

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Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out by the court last year, FMCSA's finally removed it from the regs. A feature in the Bismarck, N.D., Tribune newspaper over the weekend, however, shows how repeal of the 2010 EOBR rule doesn't mean operators who oppose any mandate for the ...

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