Both houses in Congress had to introduce a bill that would likely introduce overtime pay for employed truck drivers as they amend teh 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act, which in itself would exempt employee truck drivers all from the overtime pay requirements that had been placed on employers.
The past versions of the bill, seen in the Senate and the House, stopped Congress as the effort would show the move to make a bipartisan effort happen with about one Republican representative joining additional Democrats along with sponsors and cosponsors.
Groups that represent owner-operators as well as truck safety advocates applauding the bill, while the American Trucking Associations had seen it off as chaotic. Senator Alex Padilla, a democrat from California, as well as Representative Jeff Van Drew, a republican from New Jersey, that had been able to introduce the bill in their separate houses.
The American Trucking Association Chris Spear had looked at it as an effort to pump up the attorney fees that could lessen drivers’ paychecks. Drivers from the OTR in truckload had shown about $70,000 on average plus benefits, as it would continue the historic rates, year-beyond year. The bankruptcy and the labor dispute that had follow.
Money had been always headed over to manage the truck parking shortage, as the ill couldn’t possibly affect owner-operators, whom as independent contractors, weren’t covered exactly by the fair Labor Standards Act.
A disagreement had occurred given the instance with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. All as the aspects of the trucking profession is one of the most underrated and underpaid jobs in the United States today.
And it’s surely a necessary and crucial job that would allow the needs for the drivers to get the most assistance that they can get from the government so that it’s likely to see more truckers get compensated for what they needed to be.
The National Owner Operators Association had been absolutely supportive of getting truckers to be treated kindly. “Big Trucking” had found a race to the bottom of wages to see truckers as expendable components, and it isn’t totally fair. The trucking community needs to be properly cared for in these instances.