Los Angeles Business Journal

Policy on Trash Truck Driver Breaks Could Prove Costly

Thursday, February 13, 2014

L.A. officials, wanting to make sure the city's trash truck drivers would not get caught sleeping in their trucks, several years ago laid down a set of break time rules prohibiting naps. Now the city may have to pay out millions in a class action lawsuit, the Los Angeles Times reports. By begin forced to stay awake, the drivers argued they were effectively on duty during their breaks.