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CDL Drivers and Prescription Medication
It’s okay for employees to take medication when properly prescribed by a licensed physician, right?  Yes.  But that doesn’t always mean they can still legally qualify to drive CMVs.  Florida employers should be aware that certain medications can disqualify a CDL driver.  And trust us on this …  the best time to find out that......
FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Drivers
Washington DC – On December 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers.  The clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records of violati...
Trucking Company Didn’t Hire Driver with Bi-Polar Disorder, Sued by EEOC
DALLAS – Stevens Transport, the largest refrigerated trucking company in Texas and one of the top four largest temperature-controlled carriers in the United States has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after it refused to hire a U.S. Air Force veteran as a truck driver because of his bipolar disorder. Accord...
FMCSA proposes new rules for motor carrier “Safety Fitness Determinations”
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new rule to enhance the Agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.  The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) notice of proposed rulemaking updates FMCSA’s safety fitness rating methodology by integrating o...
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