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Sleep Apnea Legislation will Harm FMCSA’s Attempts to Make Our Roads Safer

House Resolution 3095 is a new bill that requires the FMCSA to go through full rulemaking and cost-benefit analysis when addressing screening, testing or treatment of sleep apnea. If passed, the FMCSA will not be able to provide immediate guidance to help address the very real problem of sleep apnea. The FMCSA has taken the …

Training needed for over-the-road drivers

There are uniform federally-mandated knowledge and training requirements before a person can receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The current regulations do not include training for many of the issues faced by long-haul truck drivers, despite the fact that Congress mandated such standards be addressed in the 1990s. While managing my law practice, I obtained …

Fatigue Checklist Violated Fourth Amendment, Says Court

Recently, the Fourth Amendment helped a truck driver win a case. After the Minnesota State Patrol put Stephen House through a line of questioning for no apparent reason and then ordered him out of service (OOS) for 10 hours, he fought back with help from the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA). Together, they went to …

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