Entries by Bryan M. Roberts

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Delivers a Fatal Blow to New Rule Designed to Keep Fatigued Truckers Off Our Roadways

In the late Fall of 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (“FMCSA”) rule requiring motor carriers with the most flagrant hours of service (“HOS”) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (“EOBRs”) to monitor HOS compliance.  Sounds reasonable, right?  The most flagrant HOS […]

Profits Over People: U.S. Department of Transportation’s Hours of Service Rules are Woefully Inadequate to Keep Fatigued Truck Drivers Off Our Roadways

In late December 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) issued new rules that are a step in the right direction, but not the leap that was and is necessary to keep our roadways safe.  The new rules include a shorter work week for commercial drivers and a required 30-minute rest break after eight […]