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This year has seen a significant number of proposed and executed changes for transportation professionals across all sectors of the industry. Proposals and rulings continue to roll out, with varying implications for the wide array of fleets and owner operators in the United States. Failing to understand which updates and legislation affect your business and […]

The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, presents broad and sweeping changes for a wide variety of transportation operations across the United States (as well as Canadian fleets that operate in the US). The Act includes a number of proposed rules likely to have a significant impact, among these a rule covering the Sanitary Transportation of […]

CSA has changed the face of the transportation industry in many ways, and the ramifications are still becoming clear as new rulings and revised legislation come into effect. A number of changes have been observed. We summarize them below. Inspections have increased in intensity in many states. Both the frequency and thoroughness of the inspections […]

Though under discussion for some time, the proposed FMCSA Safety Fitness Determination rule now appears unlikely to come to fruition in 2014. This as a result of reprioritizing, with a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers rising to the top. The FMCSA has advanced the projected date of publication for this rule […]

One transportation accident can put your company out of business. Your defense needs a clear understanding of negligence and the differences between vicarious liability and negligent hiring/entrustment. Join us for this complimentary webinar and learn how to identify negligent hiring and gross negligence and protect your business against them. Subject matter expert Doug Marcello explains: What […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a proposal that would require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to implement Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles. This proposal aims to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work and strongly ties in with hours […]

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) published in February its proposed rule for establishment of a driver database of those who have failed or refused a drug test — dubbed the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The agency is accepting public comment on the proposal until April 21. Under the proposed rule, […]