April 21, 2014

Driver coercion mitigation rule projected to be published this month

From: Overdrive


The driver coercion prevention rule bouncing around the regulatory circuit could be published this month, according to a Department of Transportation rulemaking update released this week. 

The DOT projected the rule to clear the White House’s Office of Management and Budget April 14, but the rule is still being reviewed by the OMB. 

 The DOT projects in its report the rule will be published April 23, but given the delay in OMB clearance, it likely will be delayed slightly. 

The rule would create a requirement that the agency “consider whether coercion of drivers” by shippers, receivers, carriers or brokers “is a concern when developing a rule.” It would have a 60-day public comment period following its publication. 

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