NORFOLK — The hazard lights are on for truck drivers in northeast and north-central Nebraska.
A Pilger-based truck driver recently received a letter from what at first glance looks like the U.S. Department of Transportation warning that he could be in violation of Section 49 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
“Federal records indicate that Federal DOT (redacted) is newly assigned. Therefore all supervisors associated with this DOT must complete the mandatory Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training immediately or face the possibility of being in violation of Section 49 of the FMCSA regulations,” the letter says.
The letter then goes into detail on the possible penalties that each driver could face and then offers an online class to immediately rectify the situation. The classes cost $99, but the letter states that the price could increase to $149 if registration is not promptly completed.
The letter, however, was sent by a company called Supervisor Compliance, a Wilmington, Del.-based company that has an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau.
In the past few years, the business has received 19 complaints — many dealing with advertising and sales. Many of those complaints have not been resolved by the company because the representatives could not be reached.
The Better Business Bureau encourages consumers who receive such letters to check with appropriate agencies to be certain any requirements are being met.