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Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges
Doing Business In Canada
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Madlyn Primoff - Industries Facing Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy: A Cyclical Business
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
Recently we blogged about the tightening of controls around medical exams for commercial vehicle drivers across the country set to being in May 2014. In accordance with this same aim to increase the safety of lives on the...more
Refund claims for employers should be filed on or before November 2, 2012.
On October 17, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (Department) published guidance regarding the procedures for taxpayers to...more
Taxpayers should act now to protect refund claims based on the New York Supreme Court's recent determination that the MTA Payroll Tax is unconstitutional.
On August 22, the New York State Supreme Court held that the New...more
We have been following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the AODA) and watching for related developments in other provinces. The filing deadline of December 31, 2012, for the Accessibility...more
As we move towards the end of 2012, most dealers continue to experience increased sales and improved profitability. Unfortunately, good times often engender complacency. When times are tough, dealers scrutinize operations,...more
In a significant victory for trucking companies operating in California, in Carson v. Knight Transportation, No. VCU234186, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Hicks decertified a class of California truck drivers who...more
On August 16, 2012, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3670, which amends the Aviation and Transportation Security Act and expands the Uniformed Servicemembers Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) coverage to...more
Executive Summary: A federal trial court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by a group of drivers against a trucking company, holding that the drivers are not...more
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides an exemption from its overtime requirements for employees covered by the Motor Carrier Act. In essence, truck drivers of certain vehicles and support personnel involved...more
Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) proposed a ban on all cell phone calls and texting while driving. The first ever proposed nationwide ban on driver use of mobile devices while driving certainly has a...more
In This Issue:
- 2 GAO issues report on safety of federally unregulated gathering pipelines
- 3 Advisory bulletin issued to natural gas cast iron distribution pipelines
- 3 PHMSA’S FY 2013 budget focuses on hiring...more
A Federal Rule effective January 30, 2009, required states to implement procedures by which interstate CDL drivers would provide proof of their medical certification to state departments of motor vehicles who would, in...more
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule establishing new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicles (CMV). The 2011 final rule—which was preceded...more
OSHA has penalized a railroad and a trucking firm for allegedly retaliating against employees over safety issues, and has sued four other firms under the whistleblower statutes the agency enforces.
As another week passes by (seriously, where did January go already?), here are a few odds and ends that are worth a mention:
• Earlier this month, new rules regarding limits on the use of mobile phones went into effet by...more
On January 3, 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) final rule will go into effect specifically prohibiting Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating...more
In a continued effort to reduce accidents from distracted driving, the federal government has banned as of January 3, 2012, all commercial motor vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile phones while driving.
A new rule restricts the use of hand-held mobile telephones and devices by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV). This rule, which goes into effect on January 3, 2012, was adopted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...more
A federal judge in the Southern District of California handed down a significant legal victory to the trucking industry by ruling that California's meal and rest break laws are preempted by federal law. See Dilts v. Penske...more
In this issue: Trial Court Must Modify Injunction to Condition Relief on Union's Request to NMB for Determination of Representative of Frontier Mechanics; Second Circuit Rejects Former Flight Attendant's RLA Discharge Claim;...more
It is that time of year again! We always hear the accountants moan and groan about the approaching April 15th deadline each year but, you have to listen a bit more closely and you will hear (and see) the U.S. business...more
Dramatic events unfold at state legislative levels, as governors and legislators debate how best to achieve a level of budget balance. Competing demands, often based on political outlooks, drive legislative agendas. Stark...more
Despite all of your safety efforts, the sheer number of miles logged by your drivers means that they are likely to have an accident at some point. The savvy employer will want to have an eye on reducing the likelihood of...more
In this Issue:
*Judge Upholds NMB Final Rule Regarding Representation Elections
*Supreme Court Finds "On Property" Conferencing is not a Prerequisite to NRAB Jurisdiction
*NACA Letter to the President Responds to ALPA...more
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