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Oregon Log Book Inspections Place 22 Percent of Drivers Out of Service

Oregon trucking enforcement officials conducted detailed inspections of commercial drivers’ log books and vehicles last month, resulting in 22 percent of big-rig drivers being placed out of service. Most of the violations involved driving too long without taking a mandatory rest break. Federal and Oregon trucking regulations demand that drivers keep track of the hours …

Roadcheck 2011: Hours of Service Caused Half of Out of Service Orders

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has published the results from Roadcheck 2011. The findings: 19.9% of the large trucks were out-of-service (illegal to be on the road) for serious safety violations like malfunctioning brakes. More than half (52.5%) of the drivers placed out-of-service were faulted for Hours of Service Violations during the 72-hour enforcement …

Ohio Highway Patrol Inspection Catches Bus With Passengers in Cargo Hold

I have handled cases in which a trucking company simply changes names when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it can no longer operate for safety reasons. In one of my cases, a jury handed down a punitive damages verdict for a company that repeatedly re-formed under new names following safety violation citations. An …

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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