disallow FLSA exemption for trucking upon order requiring EOBR's
  • Petitioning U.S.Secretary of Transportation

This petition will be delivered to:

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Secretary
U.S.Secretary of Transportation
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

disallow FLSA exemption for trucking upon order requiring EOBR's

    1. Joe Ammons
    2. Petition by

      Joe Ammons

      Ellensburg, WA

The FLSA exemption for trucking, exempting interstate truck drivers from overtime wages is as old as the driver daily records (log book) regulations that have been rewritten in the last few years.
The exemption was a political move to appease big business trucking, as they used the claim that when trucks are out on a trip they cannot track a drivers work and break times to substantiate any kind of hourly pay for non- driving times or track their driving hours in excess of the basic 40 hour work week.
These arguments will become mute with the requirement for electronic on board recorders that will track ALL ON DUTY HOURS, and show the employer ALL work hours.
In as much as the exemption was and is at the discretion of the Secretary of Transportation, we hereby petition the Secretary to withdraw that exemption immediately upon the effective date of any rule mandating the installation and use of on board recording devices and or electronic driver records.

U.S.Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Secretary
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Wtihdraw FLSA exemption for trucking upon order requiring EOBR's

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. THANK YOU

      Joe Ammons
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to all who have signed our petition, due to changes in the law that came out of MAPS 21, the highway appropriations bill, we have added Congress and the Senate as recipients of our petition.

      Please keep this petition circulating, with 1.2 million professional drivers out there we need to get at least 2,000 signatures in 30 days would be even better.

      Thanks again,
      Joe R. Ammons

    2. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • adrain evans MESQUITE, TX
      • about 1 month ago

      I've been a truck driver for 27 years and I feel that it's not right for me to work pass 40 hours in a week are pass 8 hours in a day and not get payed for it. It time to make a change time and a half for all truck drivers

    • Brett Widmayer MORLEY, MI
      • 3 months ago

      Maybe the government and the public should be payed like we are with out overtime.

    • Marcella O'Rourke CLARKSTON, WA
      • 4 months ago

      It's only fair!

    • Stella Lundy QUITMAN, TX
      • 4 months ago

      This nations products/produce move on trucks for the most part. Drivers should not have to drive excessive hours to make a living.

    • Shirley Strieter NORWAY, MI
      • 4 months ago

      This matters greatly to my family because this ruling changes the bottom line for us. We struggle with not enough paycheck for all of the many weeks we live without our driver at home. Trucking is a tough life, please help us to help ourselves. Thank you.


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.