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Oregon Enacts Motor Carrier Anti-Indemnification

On May 27, Governor Kitzhaber of Oregon signed into law S.B. 259, which makes provisions in contracts for motor carrier transportation that require the carrier to assume liability for the shipper's negligence void and unenforceable in Oregon.


Iowa Enacts New Biodiesel Tax Credits

On May 26, Iowa enacted new biodiesel blending and production tax credits. Beginning in 2012, fuel retailers can claim a 2 cent per gallon tax credit for biodiesel blended at a 2% rate (B2) and a 4.5 cents per gallon credit for a 5% biodiesel blend (B5).



Maine Enacts Motor Carrier Anti-Indemnification

On May 17, Governor LePage of Maine signed into law L.D. 727, which makes provisions in contracts for motor carrier transportation that require the carrier to assume liability for the shipper's negligence void and unenforceable in Maine. The state becomes



Repeal of 1099 Reporting Passes U.S. Senate

On Feb. 17, the U.S. Senate passed a bill (S. 223) that includes repeal of the expanded Form 1099 reporting requirements contained in last year's federal health-care legislation.


ATA Challenges MD, NJ ABC Credentials

This week, ATA sent a letter to the Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury, challenging a Maryland credential requirement imposed on motor carriers who haul beer, wine, and liquor. This challenge




FMCSA Sets UCRA Fees for 2010

On April 26, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the fees that participating states may charge for calendar 2010 under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement.