A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is 271 pages in length.
On December 5, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule creating the much anticipated federal clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results of truck drivers.
In a closely watched decision, a federal court of appeals found a motor carrier violated the No Forced-Purchase Provision of the Federal Leasing Regulations (49 C.F.R. §376.12(i))
The FMCSA has announced additional delay to the implementation of URS, which was set to take effect on September 30, 2016.
The National Labor Relations Board just issued its long-awaited decision in Miller & Anderson, furthering its union-friendly stance on joint employment and bargaining units.
During March of 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule requiring employers to file public reports with the DOL when they use consultants (including lawyers) to provide labor relations advice that had the purpose of persuading employees regarding union organizing or collective bargaining.
Mark B. Solomon
Brokers oppose the language, but say they are prepared to play the cards they've been dealt.
The mantra of U.S. freight brokers is that they're not shippers. Brokers arrange the transportation of their customers' goods. But the freight belongs to somebody else, and brokers never touch the shipments or the equipment used to haul them.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing this safety advisory to provide notice to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that they have been improperly inspected and tested, and must be re-inspected and retested before being used in Hazardous Materials specification tank service.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding Medical Examiners (MEs) and commercial motor vehicle drivers that certified MEs performing physical exams of CMV drivers must use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form (MCSA–5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form (MCSA–5876) as of April 20.