Category Law

Mail delivery drivers want 14-hour rule exemption

The National State Route Mail Contractors Association (NSRMCA), whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption of the 14-hour rule of the FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations.

NSRMCA requests that mail-carrying drivers have the ability to — after being off duty for eight consecutive hours — choose to be on-duty up to 15 hours in a 24-hour period and drive up to 10 hours. NSRMCA says its drivers typically work in “split-shifts,” breaking their on-duty time up with a nine-hour break between on-duty shifts.

“A typical driver will have worked eight hours, with a nine-hour break during the day between outbound and inbound routes, and a seven-hour overnight break,” according to the request.

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3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking

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MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial.

Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies’ victory in the World War II next month, an emotionally-charged holiday the Kremlin has been using for propaganda purposes.

The sentencing in Novorossiysk district court of a 19-year-old and two women in their 20s comes after prosecutors launched a probe into a video showing a group of woman twerking next to the memorial on the Black Sea. Twerking is a sexually provocative dance involving thrusting of the hips.

Prosecutors said in a statement Saturday that five women were found guilty of “hooliganism” and two of them spared jail because of poor health.

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