Dr. John A.C. Cartner, Evaluates USMMA Advisory Board Report and DOT Sec. Foxx’s Response
FMCSA's Certified Medical Examiner Mandate to Start on May 21, 2014
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Doing Business In Canada
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
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
2014 was uncomfortably fast. When did you last write 2013 on a check or a letter by mistake? If you did, rest assured that you are not alone. So, while we still have a few weeks before we have to face the start of a new year...more
In this issue:
- Don’t Sail Too Close to the Wind: Enhancing Awareness of Intermodal Shipping Documents
- NEMF Class Action Settlement Serves as a Reminder to Carriers to Ensure FCRA Compliance in...more
Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying California law, concluded that delivery drivers who signed agreements stating they were independent contractors and not employees would still be...more
Sometimes a title tells you all you need to know. If you listen to the 1969 Pink Floyd track, “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict,” you pretty much know what you are...more
With the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) beginning in February 2014 and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's first Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) commencing in early May 2014, this year promises to be challenging...more
This edition of the Burns & Levinson Business Aviation Report covers new developments in the following areas of business aviation:
• Rentals from leasing aircraft may be subject to the new 3.8 percent tax on net...more
Florida's economy needs its active and efficient ports and while on one hand, there's construction underway to make Port Miami big enough to deal with the increased traffic coming from the Panama Canal expansion, on the other...more
After the latest breakdown in labor negotiations, ports along the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, including Charleston, are threatened with a strike by the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA).
The ILA and the...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
All industry participants will be well aware of the difficulties caused by the recent flourishing of piracy in the western Indian Ocean and elsewhere. A whole vessel security industry continues to grow, particularly in Dubai,...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.
Anyone reviewing a transportation agreement in the past few years surely noticed an uptick in the number of proposed provisions attempting to “waive workers’ compensation immunity.” The waiver typically reads as follows:...more
On September 2, 2009, the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO, petitioned the National Mediation Board (NMB) to change the 75-year-old majority rule, which requires a majority of eligible voters in a craft or...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Ninth Circuit Holds that RLA Does not Pre-empt Employees' State Law Claims
*NMB Finds Delta and Northwest Operate as Single Transportation System
*House Passes Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections...more
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