Know your drivers’ capabilities and limitations – and know that not listening to them can have consequences.

NFI assigned the driver to deliver a truckload of Poland Spring bottled water from Northborough, MA, to Jersey City, NJ, on Aug. 15, 2012. Due to a severe thunderstorm, flooded roads, heavy traffic and motor vehicle accidents, the trip took significantly longer than normal. According to OSHA, the driver said he believed he lacked sufficient time to complete the delivery and return home without violating the hours of service restrictionscontained in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.

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