FMCSA takes first step in regulating against coercion of truck drivers
Drivers have long complained that violations of various regulations are a direct result of threats and coercion by motor carriers, shippers, receivers and brokers – and that nothing could be or was done about it. Starting in January, FMCSA will have the ability to take enforcement action on those who coerce drivers into violating the federal regs.
OOIDA petitions for extension of medical certification rule
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association contends a final rule regarding medical certification for truck drivers is not ready for implementation and has taken steps to prevent it. On Nov. 25, OOIDA filed a petition for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the Dec. 22 deadline to implement the rule until the issues are resolved.
Florida governor announces $9.9 billion transportation plan
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced a nearly $10 billion plan to fund transportation projects for the next year.
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