• Henry Seaton

OMB reviewing final drug clearinghouse rule

The Department of Transportation on May 20 sent a draft final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that would create a central database for verified positive controlled substances and alcohol test results for commercial driver´s license (CDL) holders. The database, which was mandated by the 2012 law known as MAP-21, also would record refusals by CDL-holding drivers to submit to testing. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1PAG2IX.

Avoid legal pitfalls

Rules of the Road offers practical help on avoiding legal pitfalls in working with customers, independent contractors, insurers, factoring companies, etc.

Many serious legal risks will go unnoticed unless you are watching for them. Don't take chances.

 Although successful food haulers already employ the common sense steps required in FDA's new transportation rule, declaring your compliance can help you stay competitive for spot-market freight.