Labor standards dictate what is legally considered "work" and how many hours truckers can "work." The Fair Labor Standards Act—which gives almost every American production worker a 40-hour work week and a minimum wage—does not fully apply to truck drivers working for firms engaged in interstate commerce. Making the Fair Labor Standards Act applicable to all truck drivers would resolve this injustice while making our highways safer, our truckers healthier, and our supply chain efficient.
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"Economic Liberalisation of Road Freight Transport in the EU and the USA” With Annette Thörnquist (Linköping University, Sweden). In The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends. Peter Sheldon, Sarah Gregson, Russell Lansbury, and Karin Sanders, editors. Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. 2020, pp. 52-79 (Chapter 4). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429265679 Download
“Why Do Long Distance Truck Drivers Work Extremely Long Hours?” With Stanley A. Sedo. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 29(1), 59–79. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1035304617728440
"Building Back Better in Commercial Road Transport: Markets Require Fair Labor Standards"US Department of Transportation: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Council, July 19, 2021. Download
Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport, Parliament of Australia, Apriil 28, 2021. Download
“Trucker Shortage Hits Home: A lack of drivers is challenging the trucking industry and impacting retailers” [Part One of a Two Part Series]
Pat Pape, The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, April 19, 2021. Read more
“Higher Pay for the Long Haul: Part of the truck driver turnover problem is getting ‘paid by the mile but regulated by the hour.’” [Part Two of a Two Part Series] Pat Pape, The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, April 20, 2021 Read more
“The Trouble With Trucking: Want to understand how workers so often get a raw deal, even during a growing economy? Ask long-haul truckers”, The Editorial Board, The New York Times, August 11, 2018. Read more