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Contact: Sean McNally

March 28, 2019                                                                                              




ATA Encouraged by Labor Department’s Proposed Regular Rate Update
Proposal Would Ease Regulatory Burdens, Encourage Employers to Improve Benefits

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations hailed a proposal by the Department of Labor to modernize the rules governing regular rate requirements.


“Broadly speaking, this proposal will ease regulatory burdens for many of our members,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear, “but more than that, it will make it easier for them to offer a wider array of benefits like discount packages, wellness programs, various reimbursements for travel and unused leave and tuition repayments.


“We appreciate the Labor Department and Secretary Acosta advancing this common sense modernization of these rules so they can account for many of the perks modern workers expect from their employer,” he said.


American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward



ATA Encouraged by Labor Department’s Proposed Regular Rate Update