Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations, commercial truckers are required to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections of their vehicles in order to identify and document safety defects and maintenance concerns. Previously, truckers were required to complete Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (“DVIRs”) documenting the results of their inspections. Trucking companies were required to retain
Passage of 2015 Spending Bill Results in Suspension of Key Hours of Service Rules
By Bryan M. Roberts on
Posted in Legal Developments, Regulations & Laws
On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill for the 2015 fiscal year. The spending bill included the “Collins Amendment,” which was introduced by Maine Senator Susan Collins, and seeks to repeal two key provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (“FMCSA”) 2013 hours of service rules.
Under the 2013…