Truck Driver Says He Was Exposed To Chemicals Multiple Times Per Day

An Oregon truck driver says he was exposed to herbicides nearly twice a day for 17 days.

GA Carrier Cited For Health and Safety Violations

A trucking company in Georgia has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violating safety and health regulations.

Gaines Motor Lines To Pay $262,500 Settlement

The U.S Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with Gaines Motor Lines, Inc. as well as its owners Tim Gaines and Rick Tompkins, to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Driver Fatally Injured After Pinned Between Two Trucks

Truck driver Roger D. Fortune was fatally injured Monday after another truck driver at Allan Distribution in South Middleton Township, Pennsylvania did not apply his parking brake, causing the truck to roll forward and pin Fortune between the two trucks.

FMCSA, OSHA Sign Agreement to Protect Drivers From Coercion, Retaliation

The FMCSA and OSHA today announced the agencies have signed an agreement to "to strengthen the coordination and cooperation between the agencies regarding the anti-retaliation provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA). The Memorandum allows for the exchange of safety, coercion and retaliation allegations, when received by one agency, that fall under the authority of the other."

Nebraska Company Fined for Driver’s Death

OSHA has cited the Midwest Farmers Cooperative grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Nebraska for "12 serious safety violations," following the death of a truck driver at the facility.

Iowa Driver Reinstated After Wrongful Termination

OSHA ruled that Absolute Waste Removal in Iowa must reinstate a terminated driver who was let go for raising safety concerns.

Number of Trucking Whistleblower Claims on the Rise: OSHA, DOT Teaming Up To Crack Down on Unsafe Carriers

Over the last 6 years, transportation-related whistleblower claims have increased. In 2008, 508 claims were filed, and in 2013, that number jumped to 821.

New Prime Inc. Fined For ‘Blacklisting’ Driver

“Blacklisting an employee and sabotaging a worker’s career is unacceptable. It can have a dangerous ripple effect if employees are compelled to drive when unwell or under medication because they are afraid they will lose their livelihood."

Carrier in Hot Water For Firing Driver Who Refused To Drive While Taking RX Narcotic

A carrier has been ordered to compensate a drive who was fired for refusing to operate a CMV while taking a prescription cough medicine.

OSHA Announces Online Form For Whistleblower Complaints

"Whistleblower laws protect not only workers, but also the public at large and now workers will have an additional avenue available to file a complaint with OSHA."

Ohio Carrier Ordered To Pay 2 Drivers Who Refused To Continue With Load

“No truck driver should be forced to drive while tired, sick or in violation of truck weight or Hours of Service requirements. OSHA will continue to defend America’s truck drivers against unscrupulous employers who unlawfully retaliate against drivers who assert their right to drive safely."

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