Recruiting Post-Coronavirus

While unemployment rates remain high, many employers may find themselves struggling to connect with the right candidates. Current Employment Market According to the Society for Human Resource Management, job seekers in the post-coronavirus employment market are prioritizing safety in the workplace and looking for stability with career-oriented opportunities rather than short-term employment. Employers may want…

2020 Workforce Survey Reveals How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Industry

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its 2020 Workforce Survey results, outlining the latest labor trends within the construction sector. This year’s survey focused primarily on how COVID-19 has impacted the industry—analyzing the effects of the ongoing pandemic as it relates to project demand, workforce stability and job site productivity. Project Demand Fallout…

Increase in FMCSA Offsite Compliance Reviews

The federal government issued pandemic-related regulatory guidance that allows offsite audits to determine carriers safety ratings — Satisfactory, Conditional or Unsatisfactory. Previously, regulations required FMCSA to conduct an onsite compliance review to issue an Unsatisfactory rating. That change has allowed the agency to conduct comprehensive safety reviews of fleets remotely instead of in-person, leading to…

FMCSA Updates/Extensions

New Hours of Service Changes take effect September 29th On June 1st, FMCSA published changes to truck driver hours of service rules in the Federal Register. The new changes – outlined below – become effective September 29, 2020. Short-Haul Operations Extends drivers’ maximum on-duty period from 12 to 14 hours. Extends the air-mile radius within…

OSHA Revises Its COVID-19 Recordkeeping and Enforcement Guidance

As states begin reopening their economies, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are acting to protect their employees. The policies provide guidance on recording cases of COVID-19 in the workplace and an interim enforcement response plan. The policies became effective on May 26, 2020, and…