Supreme Court Denies Trucking Company Demand to Be Exempt from California Meal and Rest Break Rules for Truckers

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.

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