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Commercial Transportation Law
Some Lawsuits Against Motor Carriers and Shippers May Be Barred under the Hazardous Material Transportation Act
A Motor Carrier or Shipper who is engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials, such as explosives, radioactive material and other chemicals deemed hazardous by the United States Department of Transportation, may be able to protect themselves under the Hazardous Material Transportation Act 1 from liability in negligence or strict liability actions brought in state […]
Motor Carriers and ELDs: How to Avoid a Complaint Of Harassment From the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration Under 49 CFR § 386.12.
By now, most motor carriers1 should be familiar with electronic logging devices (ELDs) or alternative on-board recording devices (AOBRD). As of April 1, 2018, inspectors for the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMCSA) may issue out-of-service orders to drivers for failure to install or use an ELD.
Does the DOT Medical Exam Violate the ADA: 4 Ways Motor Carriers Can Comply with Both
When hiring or recruiting drivers, commercial truck driving companies must walk a tightrope between not violating the Department of Transportation’s health standards for long-haul truck drivers (DOT Regulations)
Motor Carriers May Be Liable for State Unemployment Taxes for Trucking Independent Contractors in Illinois and Elsewhere
Consider these facts: an over-the-road truck driver signs an independent contractor operating agreement with a national trucking company to transport freight. Later, the over-the-road truck driver accidentally hits a utility pole, causing property damage to the owner of the trailer, and leading to termination of the independent contractor operating agreement.