DOT Increases Fines for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Requirements

​The DOT issued a final rule allowing the FMCSA to fine drivers, carriers, and Medical Review Officers (MROs) up to $5,833 for each violation of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse.


FMCSA Modifies and Extends Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has modified and extended its national emergency declaration for CMV operations due to COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.


FMCSA Grants Petition To Prevent Washington State From Enforcing Meal and Rest Break Rules

The FMCSA determines that Washington state's Meal and Rest Break (MRB) rules are preempted.


FAA Issues Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

The FAA issued a notice of enforcement discretion for employers that are unable to meet random drug and alcohol testing rate requirements for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Oregon Decriminalizes Possession of Hard Drugs

Oregon became the first state to decriminalize the possession of hard drugs reducing the punishment to a non-criminal offense.


FMCSA HOS Final Rule Changes and What You Need to Know

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced new Hours of Service (HOS) rules, effective September 29, 2020, allowing for greater flexibility without affecting safety measures.