PHMSA Pre-empts California Meal Breaks for Hazmat Drivers
But for truck drivers who haul hazardous materials through the state, those breaks may no longer apply. PHMSA has determined that Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) pre-empt California’s State laws in this area.
Because these breaks, “create an unnecessary delay in the transportation of hazardous materials,” according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), US DOT has the authority to pre-empt them under Title 49 of the US Code, Part 5125.
In addition, a trucking industry group pointed out to PHMSA that for hazmat drivers, going off-duty for 30 minutes conflicts with the Federal requirement of 49 CFR 397.5(a) that certain hazardous materials shipment be attended at all times.
See the official pre-emption notice in the Federal Register.
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