Category Archives: Transportation

The Lynch Law Group Comments On Proposed Rule Regarding Independent Contractor Status

Oct
27
2020

Comment to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,

On behalf of the Firm’s clients, as well as the transportation and motor carrier industry in general, Attorneys Frank Botta and Todd Pappasergi submitted a comment to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment, Transportation

DOL Proposed Rule Could Provide Clarity for Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Sep
29
2020

cdl operator truck driverOn September 22nd, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors.

The rule is intended to provide a model for when …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Transportation

Emergency Declaration Exempts Commercial Truck Drivers and Motor Carriers During COVID-19

Mar
25
2020

FMCSA Provides Hours of Service Exemption for Drivers Providing Relief to Coronavirus Outbreak

white freight truck

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to force action by both state and federal governments, an emergency declaration was issued to allow industries like commercial motor vehicle operations …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Transportation

FMCSA Proposes Changes To HOS Regulations

Sep
12
2019

New HOS Rules Increase Safety and Provide Flexibility For Drivers

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

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

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

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, …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

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 …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

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, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Transportation, 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 …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

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 …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment, Transportation

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. …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation