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Decided June 12, Baptiste and Roland P. Cooney and Robert A. Opinion for the court filed by Circuit Judge J. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, petitioner in this case, seeks to have this court overturn new regulations issued after notice and comment rulemaking by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration the agency.
In order to promote highway safety, the agency or its predecessors have for 40 years regulated the number of consecutive hours that a truck driver is allowed to drive. To enforce these regulations, the agency has traditionally required that drivers keep a log detailing the amount of time they spend on duty.
The log had to be kept on a particular form of the kind specified by the agency. In the rulemaking at issue here, see 47 Fed. The changes were essentially threefold: After briefly recounting some background information concerning the recordkeeping requirements, we discuss each of these three specific changes in turn.
Since the agency or its predecessors have required drivers to keep logs, which are of crucial importance in the enforcement of the regulations governing maximum driving and on-duty time. Enforcement agents refer to the logs in roadside inspections; if an examination of the log indicates that the driver is not in compliance with the maximum hours regulations, he may be placed off duty.
The agency has noted that the log is "the principal document that is accepted by the court system as evidence to support enforcement actions for excess hours of service violations. The importance of a recordkeeping requirement is not at issue in this case. The form of the log changed only rarely over the years, most notably in and Before drivers had to fill out a separate form for each hour period on duty.
However, on November 4, the agency promulgated regulations permitting drivers to combine the single-day form, MCS, with copies of a supplementary form, MCSA, to enable them to keep track of periods as long as seven days without filling out a separate form for each day.
Until the current regulations, however, drivers have had a choice between at most two kinds of forms single-day or multi-day on which they could record the required information. The log forms in use before the current rulemaking contained two important types of information.
Most important was a "grid" on which a driver would indicate for each hour of the day his duty status: In addition, the rules required the driver to fill in much other information, such as the date, total mileage, vehicle identification, name of co-driver, home terminal, etc.
The agency continues to require that drivers and carriers retain the logs for the same time periods as under the old rules. The major difference is that the drivers need no longer use the standardized forms prescribed by the agency although those forms continue to be perfectly acceptable.
Instead, the driver may use forms of different designs as long as those forms contain at a minimum the grid plus certain other prescribed information.
The point of the change is to reduce the paperwork burden. The logkeeping forms under the old rules had to contain precisely the information specified under those rules, no more and no less. Incredibly, the union in this case addresses its major challenge to this innocuous-seeming change in rules.Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT) today (September 29) launched a new website, pfmlures.com to provide up-to-date information about ongoing negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing the company’s pilots.
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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is a labor union in the United States and Canada.
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Teamster History For more than a century, the Teamsters Union has helped millions of workers achieve the American Dream. Our success is a testament to those who came before us, who stood together to form a union and a labor movement. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs,warehousemen and Helpers of America, Petitioner, v.
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