I have always been interested in the Motor Carrier Act (MCA) exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 213(b)(1), especially in the doctrine of “practical continuity” which is one of the ways that interstate commerce is determined and have defended a number of cases where we had to rely on practical continuity for

The motor carrier exemption under the FLSA exempts from overtime those employees for whom the Secretary of Transportation has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service.  The employees must be: (1) employed by carriers whose transportation of passengers or property by motor vehicle is subject to the Secretary’s jurisdiction under the Motor Carrier