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Meal and Rest Break Revival? -- Guest Article from Scopelitis Law

By Christopher J. Eckhart, Partner at Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. Earlier this month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) gave notice that it will consider petitions...
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Responding in Crisis

On June 27, 2023, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to require all railroads to...
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Doubling Down on Share the Road

Depending on your age, political bent, and other factors, the 1980s may represent a decade of decadence, big hair, neon, blockbuster movies, Reaganomics, and whether MTV (and TV in general)...
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Did You Know?

Did You Know? Appreciation of Truck Drivers Has A Long History

The annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week started in 1988, making 2023 its 35th straight year of celebrating truck drivers, and their contributions to highway safety and a vibrant U.S....
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Did You Know? The Vast Majority of Driver Inspections Are Without Out-of-Service Inspections

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently released results from its 2023 International Roadcheck event which showed that 94.5% of CMV drivers inspected did not have any out-of-service (OOS) violations.  For...
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Did You Know? FMCSA Audits Are Resulting in More Negative Consequences

In the first six months of FY 2023 (Oct. 2022 – March 2023), FMCSA issued 16,600 New Entrant Out-of-Service Orders, a number that is 60% higher than the same period...
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In the News

STC In The News: BCB Live Discussion with “Drive Safe Dave” on August 14, 2023

STC’s Steve Keppler joined a discussion with host Dave Dover regarding various safety issues in the trucking industry, and in particular marijuana usage and its challenges and impacts.  Watch the...
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STC In The News: FMCSA to consider waivers to its pre-emption determination on CA and WA rest-break rules

  STC’s Sean Garney commented on FMCSA’s decision to accept waivers from its previous decision to preempt the California and Washington Meal and Rest Break rules.  Read or listen to...
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