Timothy W. Wiseman
Mr. Wiseman’s practice centers around numerous surface and air transportation matters, including regulatory compliance, intermodal operations, business transactions and insurance/workers’ compensation issues.
Timothy W. Wiseman is a managing partner of the firm whose practice focuses on regulatory compliance. He defends DOT safety audits and civil forfeiture proceedings; drafts and reviews all manner of transportation contracts, employment/driver manuals and company policies to address DOT and OSHA regulatory compliance; conducts on-site due diligence audits in a number of areas, including DOT and OSHA compliance; and manages both workers' compensation and cargo claim litigation. Mr. Wiseman is a regular speaker before transportation industry groups, lecturing on such issues as DOT and OSHA compliance, hazardous materials transportation, and international trucking operations.
On The Road
- Law Alert: FMCSA Declares Regional Emergency and Exemptions in Anticipation of Hurricane FlorenceRead more on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Regional Emergency Declaration and exemption in connection with Hurricane Florence.
- 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.
- Transportation 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: FMCSA Exemptions to the ELD MandateThe FMCSA has recently announced two exemptions to the new ELD mandate. Get Scopelitis' insight on these matters here.
- Transportation Law Alert: DOT Adds Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Its Industry Drug Testing PanelRead Scopelitis' take on the DOT's Final Rule on four semi-synthetic opioids being added to its drug testing panel for DOT-regulated industries.
- Transportation Law Alert: Study Concludes CSA is Sensibly and Reasonably Structured But Recommends ImprovementsRead more on Scopelitis' take on NAS report.
- Transportation Brief: First Circuit Deals Blow to Hair-TestingOn December 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dealt a setback to the Boston Police Department’s hair-testing program used to assess an individual’s prior use of banned drugs. Jones v. City of Boston, No. 15-2015 (1st Cir. 2016). The decision may impact the potential use of hair testing programs in the trucking industry in lieu of currently prescribed pre-employment urine-testing.
- HAZMAT Safety Bulletin
- Comdata Magazine
DOT Gets Aggressive; FMCSA Imposes Additional Industry Compliance Reviews, Stiffer Penalties