Bill would protect 30-minute break

May 22, 2019


LLN (5/22/19) – An bill in Congress would protect the 30-minute break. Also, vaping has gone from a way to help people quit smoking to a health problem of its own. Meanwhile, with plenty of capacity, van rates have failed to see a boost. And diesel prices are steady, while a crude oil inventory buildup is keeping a cap on oil prices.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:43 – Vaping

24:43-39:38 – No boost for van freight; fuel price steady

39:38-49:21 – 30-minute break and transportation spending

Segment 1


Segment 2

When vaping appeared, it was billed as a way to help people quit smoking. Now it’s become a health problem of its own. Mark Reddig talks with Dr. John McElligott of the St. Christopher Fund.

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Segment 3

With plenty of capacity to handle demand, van rates have failed to see a boost. Mary McKenna talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT.

Diesel prices across the country are for the most part holding steady while another surprise buildup in crude oil inventory helps keep the cap on oil prices. Mary has our weekly update.

Segment 4

An effort in Congress would prevent FMCSA from eliminating the 30-minute rest break requirement. Mark Reddig discusses that and other good and bad points from a proposed transportation spending bill will Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.