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Concrete pump operators granted exemption from rest break

Drivers must follow terms and conditions to qualify

Posted March 23, 2017

An exemption granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enables interstate concrete pump operators to count on-duty time while attending equipment toward the 30-minute rest break provision. This exemption only applies if the driver is not performing any other work-related activity.

After studying the exemption application — submitted by the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) – and the public comments, FMCSA determined that the exemption will achieve the same or greater level of safety that would be achieved absent the exemption, providing the driver follows the terms and conditions.

The exemption applies to more than just ACPA members. It is available industry-wide to all concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies, and drivers who deliver, set-up, and operate concrete pumps in interstate commerce across the United States.

The exemption is effective on March 21, 2017, and expires on March 21, 2019.

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