I recently wrote a series of posts about common motor carrier compliance problems, the first of which was hours of service compliance. The purpose of this post is to consider the legal consequences that arise from a commercial driver’s non-compliance with hours of service regulations. What’s troublesome for me is not when a driver’s logsheet is non-compliant […]
I recently wrote about the FMCSA regulations governing the hiring of non-English speaking drivers – in short, a motor carrier shouldn’t hire a non-English speaking truck driver. The Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration require that truck drivers be able to read and speak English well enough to communicate with the general […]
While the FMCSA requires that a commercial drivers are able to read and speak the English language, studies show that motor carriers commonly violate this regulation.
The FMCSA requires motor carriers to submit drivers to drug and alcohol screens under certain circumstances, a common area on non-compliance in the trucking industry.
Consider this look at systematic problems and scams associated with DOT medical examinations to be the case study supporting yesterday’s post identifying the compliance problems associated with DOT medical examiner’s certificates and reports. I recently had a case in which my truck driver client had been issued a Medical Examiner’s Certificate after having submitted to […]
The FMCSA requires commercial drivers to be physically qualified to operate a commercial vehicle, a regulation with which motor carriers and drivers commonly struggle to comply.
The FMCSA requires commercial drivers and motor carriers to comply with hours of service regulations that control how long and how often a driver can operate a commercial vehicle.
The FMCSA operates to makes the roadways safer (with regulations and programs like CSA) and makes safety information about motor carriers available to the public via various websites like SAFER and SMS.
On December 13, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the rate at which motor carriers will be required to administer random controlled substance testing on commercial drivers for 2017. What is the random controlled substance testing rate? Under 49 C.F.R. § 382.305, motor carriers are required annually to administer random controlled substance […]
Robert J. Parker v. Crete Carrier Corp.: The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a motor carrier does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by establishing of class for commercial drivers to undergo medical examination, inclusive of a sleep study, for determining whether a driver suffers from obstructive sleep apnea. Crete Carrier […]