October 21, 2010

N.C. transit bus drivers complain about lack of breaks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Daily Tar Heel reports that a group of six high-seniority Chapel Hill Transit drivers said that for the past five years, their complaints about a lack of sufficient time to take restroom and lunch breaks have not been adequately answered.

 

Steve Spade, Chapel Hill Transit director, said drivers are able to stop along the route at authorized restroom stops as long as they notify the dispatcher and properly secure the bus. He admitted that some of the eight-hour runs do not have lunch breaks built into the route, but drivers are able to pick their runs based on their seniority and preference. For the full story, click here.

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