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While the FMCSA does not address the type of footwear a CMV driver must wear, OSHA’s regulation at 1910.136 requires that affected employees use protective footwear when working in areas where there is danger from falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where electrical hazards exist. These conditions can be encountered when a driver is at customer locations or in a maintenance facility. Even when driving, the footwear should be sturdy and have slip-resistant soles. Tennis shoes contaminated with fuel and oil on the soles create a slip hazard when entering and exiting the truck. Flip-flop style sandals can get tangled and may cause truck control issues. Slip and fall injuries are among the most frequent reasons drivers can miss work for extended periods of time, so a balance of comfort and safety is very important.