Walter E. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Senior Advisor at Compliance Strategists LLC specializing in compliance, ethics, risk and governance.
Months ago, a jury unanimously awarded $80 million to a truck driver who fell asleep and crashed after being forced to alter his logbook and drive without the required amount of rest. The truck driver, Lauro Lozano, was home adhering to the required 34-hour break after delivering a load. He received a call from his boss to take another load. Lozano’s response: “I cannot safely or legally take the load.” His boss told him to alter his logbook to include a full 34-hour break.