Popular in Course
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Business
This 2 page Document was uploaded by an elite notetaker on Monday December 21, 2015. The Document belongs to a course at a university taught by a professor in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 7 views.
Reviews for New-Florida-Legislation-Promotes-Safety-in-Freight-Shipping-Services
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 12/21/15
New Florida Legislation Promotes Safety in Freight Shipping Services Starting July 1, 2013, trucking and commercial bussing industries rolling through the state of Florida will need to disconnect. Under a new legislation, law enforcement officials will be begin handing out tickets with potentially heavy fines to interstate bus drivers and truckers using hand-held devices. The new law signed recently by Gov. Rick Scott puts some teeth into regulations banning the use of hand-held devices by interstate transporters that took effect in January 2012. Using those devices is a priority offense now meaning officers spotting such activity don't need any other reason to pull over the person engaging in the forbidden act. In fact, penalties are even stiffer than those for non-commercial motorists engaging in similar behavior. Motorists have to be pulled over for another offense to be ticketed for using a hand-held device as a second offense. The big rigs and tourist busses rolling through the state have to be wary of the new regulations. Freight shipping services such as Landstar in Jacksonville, Florida are aware of the importance of following the newly enforced law. Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, who carried the legislation in the Florida House, pointed out the new penalties affected not only drivers but the companies employing them, a maneuver designed to make sure everybody was on the same page with improving road safety. First violations could cost drivers $500 along with $2,750 for the company due to failure of the driver to comply with the law. Fines go up after that to as much as $2,750 for the driver on a third, or subsequent, violation as well as a 120-day suspension of their commercial driving privileges. A third violation rests in a penalty of as much as $11,000 for the company employing the driver. The new regulation has a few exemptions. Truckers can use a cell phone if they are stopped and pulled over off the side of the highway or road. Bluetooth and other non-hand-held devices may be used while driving, and government employees are not affected by the new enforcement standards. While penalties are what they are, all agree that safety is paramount when it comes to logistics and commercial transportation in the trucking and bussing industries. Landstar Jacksonville, Florida and Innovative Transportation Solutions follows all safety standards as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA, when it comes to freight shipping services. OSHA sets a series of standards that are comprehensive and key to maintaining transportation safety. The standards cover everything from highway driving, loading and unloading and transporting hazardous material to vehicle maintenance and safety and health care. It's important to keep track of these numerous rules and regulations as well as possible. Innovative Transportation Solutions employ safety measures in every aspect of their freight shipping services following OSHA standards faithfully and effectively. Education is key in providing the most reliable and safest transportation services anywhere. Drivers and employees in all divisions participate in dynamic orientations and training, and undergo an extensive safety training program exceeding even OSHA standards.
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'