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N.J. Bill Threatens Drayage Operations

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association is fighting a proposal in that state's legislature that would effectively end owner-operator drayage at the ports. Currently, New Jersey

CARB to Propose Changes to Truck Regulations

The California Air Resources Board will hold a public workshop to discuss proposed changes to two truck regulations. One proposed change would add trucks owners and California-based shippers and brokers as parties responsible for violations of the state's

CARB Issues Refrigerated Carrier Hiring Template

Last week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a letter template for use by brokers, forwarders, shippers, and receivers who hire refrigerated carriers to transport goods on California roads. The template is in response to new requirements th

FMCSA Moves Forward to Allow Deaf Drivers to Receive CDLs

On February 1, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a decision granting 40 deaf intrastate drivers and former interstate drivers an exception to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations' hearing qualifications. When FMCSA pre

NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held the purported recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was unconstitutional. As a result, the NLRB lacked a quorum to properly issue the order

ATA Pleased Supreme Court to Decide Port Regulations Appeal

American Trucking Associations was pleased that the Supreme Court of the United States agreed on January 11 to hear its petition to review the Port of Los Angeles' attempt to impose a comprehensive licensing scheme on carriers using the port under the guise of environmental improvements.

President Signs Military CDL Act of 2012

On Oct. 19, 2012 the President signed into law the Military CDL Act of 2012 which relaxes the domicile requirements for service members applying for a CDL. Previously, like other drivers, a member of the armed forces was only permitted