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
- What to Expect from the DOT in 2019 and Beyond
Jan 17, 2019, Timothy W. Wiseman, Scopelitis Webinar Series
- FMCSA Regulatory Forecast 2017
Jan 26, 2017, Timothy W. Wiseman, Scopelitis Webinar Series
- Law Alert: FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through August 14, 2020FMCSA announced an extension of its Modified Emergency Declaration through August 14, 2020, allowing motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to continue operating under the exemptions set forth in the declaration through that date.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through June 14, 2020The FMCSA announced an extension of its Emergency Declaration through June 14, 2020, allowing motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to continue operating under the exemptions set forth in the declaration through that date.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through May 15, 2020FMCSA has extended its Expanded Emergency Declaration through May 15, 2020, allowing motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to continue operating under the exemptions set forth in the declaration through that date. Read more about the expanded declarations list and other key points regarding this news.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Issues Temporary Waiver for Drivers with Expiring CDLs, CLPs, Operator’s Licenses, and Medical CardsFMCSA issued a limited waiver for commercial drivers whose CDLs, CLPs, operator’s licenses, and/or medical cards have expired or are set to expire after March 1, 2020. The waiver, which is effective immediately and valid through June 30, 2020, comes in response to state DMV and medical clinic closures that have made it difficult for commercial drivers to renew expiring licenses and medical cards in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Issues Expanded Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Relief EffortsFMCSA issued an Expanded Emergency Declaration on Wednesday afternoon, adding to the list of transportation services covered under the exemption and clarifying the exemption’s carve-out for “mixed loads.”
- Law Alert: FMCSA Issues Federal Emergency Declaration and Limited Regulatory Reprieve for COVID-19 Relief EffortsThe FMCSA has issued an emergency declaration, temporarily suspending certain federal safety regulations, including hours-of-service rules, for motor carriers and drivers providing vital supplies and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Opens Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse RegistrationScopelitis and STC on how motor carriers can prepare for the January 6, 2020 FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse compliance date.
- 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: "HOS Updates Expected Soon, but Could Be Long Road, Experts Say." May 9, 2019. Transport Topics.Scopelitis Partner Tim Wiseman and Scopelitis Transportation Consulting President Dave Osiecki in Transport Topics on the DOT’s potential proposed rule changes regarding HOS reform.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Law Alert: Study Concludes CSA is Sensibly and Reasonably Structured But Recommends ImprovementsRead more on Scopelitis' take on NAS report.
- Law Alert: FMCSA Withdraws Proposed “Safety Fitness Determination” Rule
- 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