Category Archives: Transportation

FMCSA Proposes Changes To HOS Regulations

Sep
12
2019

Truck travelling on highway will benefit from FMCSA Proposed New Rules on Interstate HOS To Increase Safety For DriversNew Rules Increase Safety and Provide Flexibility For Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released proposed changes to the interstate hours-of-service (HOS) regulations which are intended to increase safety and provide additional flexibility for commercial drivers. The proposed …

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CVSA International Roadcheck 2019

May
01
2019

Commercial Vehicle Safety InspectionThe Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6 across North America.

 This year’s focus will be steering and suspension systems. The organization stresses that these components “help maintain stability and control under acceleration and braking, …

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FMCSA Unveils CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

May
01
2019

cdl operator truck driverThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on March 20, 2019, unveiled its Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) website. Registration by Motor Carriers will begin in the fall and will be required by January 2020.

Information …

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Crisis Considerations For Your Business

Apr
25
2019

Is Your Business Ready For A Crisis?

Crisis situations often have unforeseen results that could jeopardize the critical assets, reputation and financial standing of a business enterprise. Crisis management is defined as a series of steps performed by an organization …

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, Labor and Employment, Transportation, Litigation, Oil and Gas

Frank Botta Featured Speaker at TLA Chicago Regional Seminar

Feb
01
2019

Frank Botta, Chair of The Lynch Law Group Transportation Practice, joined a distinguished panel of speakers from across the country to address a variety of topics of interest to transportation attorneys at the  Alternative Dispute Resolution Boot Camp, offered by …

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Supreme Court Limits Use Of Arbitration In Transportation Industry

Jan
18
2019
Picture of truck travelling up a mountain.

Court’s Ruling Is Disappointing Blow For Transportation Companies

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously decided a significant case which will have tremendous impact on transportation companies that attempt to utilize arbitration agreements with their independent contractors. In …

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Drivers Hauling Sand for Fracking Operations May Qualify For HOS Exemption

Dec
20
2018

Drivers hauling sand used for hydraulic fracturing (frack sand) are now eligible to use an hours-of-service (HOS) exception that extends the workday if their equipment meets specific criteria, according to the The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The U. …

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Impact of Adverse Driving Conditions on Hours of Service

Dec
10
2018

With the winter season challenges fast approaching, it is wise to revisit how severe weather and adverse driving conditions may impact motor carrier operators and Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Extreme weather and …

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Results of 2018 CVSA Brake Safety Week Inspections Released

Dec
06
2018

CVSA Brake Safety Week Inspections Released

In an effort to address brake system violations, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors conducted 35,080 inspections on commercial motor vehicles during the week of September 16-22, 2018.

During CVSA’s Annual Brake Safety Week, inspections on commercial motor vehicles …

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Real Operational and Legal Issues Facing The Digital Supply Chain

Nov
08
2018

The Lynch Law Group has released Frank Botta’s white paper focused on the business and legal issues facing the digital supply chain. The paper explains the practical operational benefits of the implementation of digital supply, as well as the impact …

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