Annette M. Sandberg, Of Counsel
Ms. Sandberg advises motor carriers, logistics companies and shippers in transportation regulatory compliance and motor carrier safety issues.
Annette M. Sandberg is Of Counsel with the firm's Spokane, WA office. She has served as the Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Department of Transportation, (2002-2006). Previously, Ms. Sandberg served as a commissioned officer in the Washington State Patrol for 18 years. She was appointed by Governors Gary Locke and Mike Lowry to serve as the Chief of the Washington State Patrol, (1995-2001).
Ms. Sandberg serves as the independent monitor for Forest River and is the Department of Transportation expert for the Independent Monitor for Toyota. She is nationally recognized in the field of DOT safety. She is a frequent speaker at transportation industry seminars.
On The Road
- ELDs and other Regulatory Updates for Motor Carriers
Oct 24, 2019, Annette M. Sandberg, Washington Trucking Association’s Safety Policy Committee Meeting - Yakima, WA
- Dealer Regulatory Matters: Understanding How Federal and State Trailering Regulations May Impact You and Your Customers
Sep 6, 2019, Annette M. Sandberg, North American Trailer Dealers Association’s Trade Show & Convention - St. Louis, MO
- What to Expect from the DOT in 2019 and Beyond
Jan 17, 2019, Annette M. Sandberg, Scopelitis Webinar Series
- FMCSA Regulatory Forecast 2017
Jan 26, 2017, Annette M. Sandberg, Scopelitis Webinar Series
- Law Alert: FMCSA's Proposes Significant Revisions to HOS RulesScopelitis attorneys on the FMCSA's highly-anticipated hours-of-service Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
- Scopelitis in the News: Scopelitis Attorneys Serve as Keynotes at SmartDrive Customer Conferences Spotlight Key Trends and Best Practices in TransportationScopelitis Attorneys Annette Sandberg and Brandon Wiseman keynote speakers sold-out SmartDrive customer conferences focused on shared learning and collaboration amongst transportation industry leaders.
- Scopelitis in the News: "White House Reduces Trucking Rules, but Doesn't Ease Enforcement, Attorneys Say." June 6, 2018, Transport Topics.Scopelitis Partner Tim Wiseman, Attorney Annette Sandberg, and STC President Dave Osiecki on the potential for Obama-era trucking-related regulations to continue to be aggressively enforced.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Modifies Guidance to Authorize the Use of AOBRD Software on ELD-capable Hardware through December 16, 2019Read Scopelitis' take on modified FMCSA guidance regarding AOBRD software.
- Transportation Brief: Unassigned Miles and Managing AOBRD and ELD DataThe primary purpose behind the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule is to ensure that every time the wheels on a truck move – the movement is captured by the ELD and assigned to the appropriate driver. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) goal is to prevent drivers from exceeding Hours of Service (HOS) limits by hiding or not recording drive time. Therefore, any drive time that is not assigned to a driver will be one of the main focuses of the FMCSA or state enforcement agencies during an audit or compliance review. More regarding Scopelitis' insight on this matter here.