The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four hours and a paid 30-minute meal period every five hours for truck drivers.
Every employee in the state of California is entitled to both meal and rest breaks. This includes a minimum 10 minute break for every 4 hours worked and a 30 minute meal break for every five hours worked. Trucking companies in California including Penske Logistics attempted to argue that these rules were pre-empted by Federal laws on interstate trucking. The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed. As a California trucking accident attorney, I think any rules which require mandatory rest and meals will increase the safety on our roads.