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Autonomous Vehicles Continue to Move Forward

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The U.S. Senate has been debating its version of autonomous vehicle legislation, which for the time being does not include autonomous trucks. • The Senate Commerce Committee's marked-up version of self-driving car draft...more

Autonomous Commercial Vehicles Closer to Hitting the Road After New Developments

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The release of new federal guidance on autonomous vehicles, as well as the recent consideration of federal autonomous vehicle legislation in Congress, increases the likelihood that the introduction of autonomous commercial...more

Blind Spots Remain as SELF DRIVE Act Passes House

by Jones Day on

The first federal bill on autonomous vehicle technology passed the full U.S. House of Representatives unanimously on September 6, 2017. The bill addresses important privacy, preemption, exemptions, testing, safety standards,...more

Buckle Up: Autonomous Commercial Vehicles are Coming to a Road Near You

by Holland & Knight LLP on

While most of the buzz about autonomous vehicles involves passenger vehicles, autonomous trucks soon will become a reality, too. Large driverless trucks! Although it sounds implausible, and perhaps frightening to some, it...more

TSA Issues Report on Threat of Terrorists Misusing Large Commercial Vehicles

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A six-page Transportation Security Administration (TSA) memorandum focusing on the potential misuse of large commercial vehicles was recently issued by the TSA's Office of Security Policy and Industry, Engagement Surface...more

Motor Carriers Be Aware: The CVSA’s 30th Annual International Roadcheck is Coming to a Highway Near You on June 6-8, 2017

by Benesch on

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (“CVSA”) has announced that its 30th annual International Roadcheck will occur June 6-8, 2017. This year’s Roadcheck will place a particular emphasis on cargo securement safety....more

What Is the Impact of NHTSA Automated Vehicle Policy on Transportation Liability?

by Sands Anderson PC on

On September 19, 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Policy regarding automated vehicles. NHTSA issued the Policy for the purpose of providing guidance to the states,...more

Defence & Indemnity - June 2016: II. LIABILITY ISSUES #3

by Field Law on

Both the legal/registered owner and lessor and the beneficial owner and lessor of a vehicle are vicariously liable for the lessee’s vehicular negligence but only to the liability cap for lessors. Graham (Litigation...more

The Legality of Tracking Employees By GPS

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Over the past several years, technology has dramatically increased employee accountability in the workplace. For example, in an office environment, employees are expected to respond to emails immediately because they are...more

Potential for Vicarious Liability Under the Graves Amendment

The Graves Amendment is a federal statute that has traditionally shielded commercial motor vehicle leasing companies from most claims of vicarious liability. In August 2014, however, a New York court determined that a...more

New Jersey’s Proposed Ridesharing Insurance Requirements May Simplify Coverage Litigation

by Genova Burns LLC on

In the midst of price wars and resistance from municipalities with a strong traditional taxi presence, so-called “ridesharing” companies—such as Uber and Lyft—must now navigate the initial legislative steps towards regulation...more

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