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Will Feds Take on States in Trucking Jurisdiction Fight?

Sep 11, 2017 at 08:18 AM CST

When a passenger jet takes off from a U.S. airport, virtually every rule and regulation governing its flight is in place regardless of where the domestic flight lands.

But when a truck leaves a port or distribution center, it can encounter a patchwork of regulations that govern how much the driver will be paid, the big rig’s total weight and its emissions. Unlike air transport, states can determine many rules that govern a semi-truck’s operation.