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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced today, March 7, that it has restored to public view its "absolute measures" of the safety performance of motor carriers of property.
Today Monday, March 7, 2016, the FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) aimed at implementing new training requirements for inter- or intrastate drivers applying for CDLs.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Jan. 15 that it is formally initiating a Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking that will “enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.”
Assembly Bill 258, effective January 1, 2016, revises the Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT) program implemented and enforced by the CHP.
The November 30, 2015 edition of the Federal Register contains FMCSA’s final rule on driver coercion. The final rule has an effective date of January 29, 2016. The rule was published in response to MAP-21 and prohibits motor carriers, shippers, receivers and transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to violate various regulations of the FMCSA.
The US Department of Labor (“DOL”) has just released its anticipated guidance on independent contractor misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
A California federal district judge approves an $11 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by Los Angeles port truckers against Shippers Transport Express, Inc. and SSA Marine, Inc. alleging that they were misclassified as independent contractors. The settlement included $4.9 million in attorneys’ fees, which the court found to be reasonable. On average, each of the 540 drivers in the class will receive about $13,000. Taylor v. Shippers Transport Express., Inc., No. 2:13-cv-02092 (C.D. Cal. May 11, 2015).