Proposed Coercion Rule Closer to Publication

January 10, 2014

By Truckinginfo Staff

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is one step closer to proposing a rule that would prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers or receivers.

The proposal is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review before publication. There it joins the long-awaited elog proposal that will call for onboard recorders to track driver hours of service.

The two proposals are related by a 2011 court order that told the agency it has to make sure that carriers cannot use electronic logging to coerce drivers.  In addition, the current highway law known as MAP-21 extends the coercion ban to shippers, receivers and transportation intermediaries.

The details of the agency’s approach will be available when the proposal is published, perhaps by the end of March.


  1. 1. Keith [ January 16, 2014 @ 09:39AM ]

    Until the shippers, receivers and the trucking companies themselves are held accountable for a drivers time, nothing will change.

    So many new rules are put in place in the name of "safety" but the process and results are politically motivated and not very fair to the individual behind the wheel.


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