Fines for Driver Coercion

How would your company recover from an $11,000 fine? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has submitted two new rules that could result in fines up to the $11,000 for carriers and/or brokers. Both new rules are related to Hours of Service (HOS).

The first rule is regarding Driver Coercion. DAT.com’s Blog describes it as:

The FMCSA says that driver coercion is any instance when a driver feels pressured by a carrier, shipper, or broker to violate a trucking regulation in order to make a delivery. That pressure could come in the form of retaliation, financial threats, or loss of work. One example of coercion would be a carrier asking a driver to manipulate his or her HOS log in order to have enough hours to make a delivery.

The second rule requires all carriers to install and utilize Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) on all trucks.

Now more than ever it is important to use a carrier and/or a broker you can trust; one you can trust to get your freight to your customer and who will treat their drivers fairly.

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