OSHA will end wheel chock fines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon have to stop fining truckers for failure to place wheel chocks on their trailers.

OSHA officials have been laying charges on truckers who don’t use the devices to prevent their trailers from rolling.

However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has informed OSHA officials that OSHA does not have the authority to enforce wheel chock regulations, as it falls under the FMCSA jurisdiction.

OSHA reportedly responded by promising to issue a directive to all their enforcement officers to stop laying charges in connection with wheel chock non-compliance.

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