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H.R. 358: FRESH Trucking Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 19, 2021.

Freedom from Regulating Edible Supplies and Horticulture Trucking Act or the FRESH Trucking Act

This bill modifies service hour requirements for drivers transporting perishable agricultural, horticultural, or floricultural commodities.

The bill requires the Department of Transportation to establish that

loading and unloading of commercial motor vehicles shall be excluded from on-duty time requirements, there shall be no requirement of a 30-minute rest break within the first 8 hours of  the hours of service on-duty requirements and the carrier or driver may take breaks at any time during the trip, and such carrier or driver may complete a scheduled trip if they are over the hours of service maximum on-duty drive schedule and are within 150 miles of their scheduled delivery point.