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Title Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Date Posted 12/3/2015
Description The U.S. Department of Transportation published November 30 a Final Rule that sets up new fines for carriers, brokers, shippers and others for pressuring truck drivers to operate outside of federal safety regulations which include drivers' hours-of-service limits; the commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations; drug and alcohol testing rules; and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). In addition, the rule prohibits anyone who operates a CMV in interstate commerce from coercing a driver to violate the commercial regulations. The rule goes into effect January 29, 2016, 60 days from its publication date in the Federal Register.

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