Posted on 24 Feb, 2016
Categories: Trucking Regulations
A new law went into effect last month that fines shippers, brokers, or carriers who try to pressure truck drivers into violating FMCSA safety regulations.
Let’s say you got detained by a shipper, and now you can’t make the delivery without violating HOS rules. If the broker or shipper threatens to withhold any future business from you unless you make that delivery, they can be fined up to $16,000 according to the so-called Driver Coercion Rule.
How to File a Complaint
- Go to this website and file the complaint within 90 days of the incident
- The complaint should include: (1) “Provisions of the regulations that the driver alleges he or she was coerced to violate and (2) a concise but complete statement of the facts … including the date of each alleged violation.”