"Act" means the Surface Transportation distance Act of 1982 (STAA) (49 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).
"Secretary" means Secretary of Labor or persons to whom authority under the Act has been
"Assistant Secretary" means the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health or the
person or persons to whom he or she delegates authority under the Act.
"Employee" means (1) a driver of a commercial motor vehicle (including an independent contractor while
in the course of personally operating a commercial motor vehicle); (2) a mechanic; (3) a freight handler; or (4) any individual other than an
employer; who is employed by a commercial motor carrier and who in the course of his employment directly affects commercial motor vehicle safety, but
such term does not include an employee of the United States, any State, or a Political subdivision of a State who is acting within the course of such
"Commercial motor carrier" means a person who meets the definition of "motor carrier" found at 49
U.S.C. 10102(13) (Supp. 1987) and "motor private carrier" found at 49 U.S.C. 10102(16) (Supp. 1987).
"OSHA" means the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
"Complainant" means the employee who filed a section 405 complaint or on whose behalf a complaint was
"Named person" means the person alleged to have violated section 405.
"Person" means one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, business trusts,
legal representatives or any group of persons.