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FMCSA Grants Fuel Tank Drivers 5-Year Rest-Break Exemption

April 10, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a five-year exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement for trucks hauling petroleum products and will allow fuel trucks to operate 12 hours a day without triggering the requirement under certain conditions.

FMCSA said that the exemption from the rest break was granted because fuel-truck drivers “receive several short breaks each day when they unload” at service stations.

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