Regulations

Household goods movers seeking exemption of federal hours-of-service req’s

| September 12, 2014

A trade group representing household goods movers has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt its members of the 14-hour cap placed on drivers daily hours-of-service limits.

Close scrutiny: Pennsylvania rises up the inspection-intensity ranks

| September 12, 2014

Pennsylvania's enforcement program might be the most mobile in the nation -- the No. 2 state for inspection intensity in 2013, the state conducts the large majority of its inspections away from any scale.

Close scrutiny: Where are you most likely to be inspected?

| September 10, 2014

That distinction goes to Maryland, followed by Pennsylvania -- while both are heavy on inspections, their rate of issuing violations falls below the national average. Find a look at Maryland's program here.

California’s ‘right to control’ test vs. the independent contractor

| September 09, 2014

A three-judge panel, citing California’s “right to control” test, reversed litigation in Indiana against three class action lawsuits regarding independent contractor status.

FMCSA extends remote new entrant audit test, to add auto-fail functionality

| September 08, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be testing a new automatic failure feature for new entrant audits and will be extending its testing of off-site new entrant audits until December.

Can an employer fire or refuse to hire me on account of a sleep apnea diagnosis?

| September 08, 2014

Following the 2008 amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for drivers with sleep apnea, says Truckers for a Cause cofounder and driver Bob Stanton.

OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

| September 08, 2014

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

How to address sleep apnea risk

| September 05, 2014

On your terms.... And what to expect for treatment if you are diagnosed.

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