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Driver Privacy Act of 2015 Addresses Privacy Concerns for Data Collected on Event Data Recorders

by Wilson Elser on

An event data recorder (EDR), as defined in 49 CFR section 563.5, generally means a device or function in a vehicle that records the vehicle’s dynamic time-series data during the time period just prior to or during a crash...more

InterConnect - Winter 2015/2016

by Benesch on

Out Like A Lion? The waning weeks of calendar year 2015 witnessed a remarkable convergence of regulatory and legislative activity affecting the transportation industry. For instance, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...more

DOT Lowers Random Drug Testing Rate to 25 percent for 2016

Last month, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is reducing the minimum percentage of annual random drug tests for commercial motor vehicle drivers from 50 percent...more

Gavel to Gavel: Looking for direction

by McAfee & Taft on

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill May 8 designed to provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for Oklahoma’s ride-booking industry. The bill requires that Uber, Lyft and similar services run background checks on their...more

New Law Favors Uber and Lyft

by Burr & Forman on

Addressing the lack of consistent rules governing app-based ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the Tennessee legislature has passed a bill which establishes a uniform law for the companies’ Tennessee operations....more

TAXI! Uber and Lyft Sued in Memphis

by Burr & Forman on

Adding to a growing number of lawsuits around the country, a Memphis taxi company has filed a class action against Uber and Lyft for unlawfully interfering with its business....more

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