3 Things to be Ready for in a Coercion Complaint Investigation

By Team Writer / September 25, 2016

The author has written this article hoping to target a specific audience, semi-truck drivers. The article starts out by describing a few changes in the way the FMCSA reacts to coercion complaints and then gives the top 3 steps to help you get ready for the process, the top tip is ensuring that your E-log settings are up to date with the federal standard requirements.

Key Takeaways:

  • The driver coercion rule that went into effect earlier this year has changed the focus for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: It has caused them to move complaints from the bottom of their list to the top.
  • Just because your CSA scores are good doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Fleets need to remain focused on having the processes and procedures in place to ensure they are compliant.
  • Simply having a good CSA score does not mean you are off the hook. Make sure your AOBRDs and ELDs line up to ensure you remain compliant.

“Banking laws require that the time of transaction be recorded for fuel purchases. If your report does not have the time recorded, you need to contact your supplier and make sure your reports have this information (otherwise FMCSA will certainly do it for you when they come in.)”


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