FMCSA Final Rule to Protect Truck Drivers Against Coercion
Article Courtesy of Trucking New, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today said a Final Rule to protect truck and bus drivers from being forced to violate federal safety regulations will be published in the Federal Register Monday, Nov. 30. The new regulation takes effect in 60 days afterwards.
The rule, according to the FMCSA, creates:
- procedures for commercial truck and bus drivers to report incidents of coercion to the agency,
- steps FNCSA could take when responding to such allegations
- penalties that may be imposed on those found to have coerced drivers.