By Benjamin D. Briggs, Brent I. ClarkIlana R. Morady and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published this week a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to “hours of service” (HOS) rules to “increase safety on America’s roadways.”  The proposal,

By Brent I. ClarkJames L. CurtisAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last month at the 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress the speakers noted that “safety programs shouldn’t end when employees walk out the door and get into a vehicle to drive.”  The session was presented

By Brent I. Clark, Kay R. Bonza, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000021314720_MediumSeyfarth Synopsis: Recently decided court case finds that motor vehicle carriers may lawfully require overweight drivers to submit to a medical examination testing for obstructive sleep apnea.

We had previously blogged about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advance Notice of Proposed

By Erin Dougherty Foley, Brent I. Clark, Ilana R. Morady, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000021314720_MediumThe U.S. Department of Transportation has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 47 Fed. Reg. 12642 (March 10, 2016).

The ANPR is directed at

By Ada W. Dolph and Craig B. Simonsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently flexed its muscle, announcing a nearly $1 million damages award and reinstatement for a foreman and two truck drivers against an asphalt paving company accused of terminating them in retaliation for filing separate OSHA complaints asserting that they had

By Ilana R. Morady

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) agency that regulates commercial motor vehicles, is increasing its attention on passenger carriers. Earlier this year, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro announced a targeted safety crackdown on motorcoach companies. The agency will be using specially trained investigative teams and coordinating