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Implementation of new hours of service rules

USA - November 27 2013 In August, I reported here that earlier that month, a federal appeals court in Washington, DC upheld almost all of the controversial "hours of...

Federal appeals court upholds new hours of service rules for transportation industry

USA - August 28 2013 The hard fought legal battle over tough new "hours of service" rules enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in late 2011...

Landstar owner-operator litigation quietly ends

USA - February 12 2013 Earlier this month, Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of transportation and logistics services, announced the end of its decade-long...

A force majeure primer - Hurricane Sandy edition

USA - November 15 2012 Force majeure clauses typically excuse a party to a contract from performance or allow for a delay in performance if such party is prevented from performing due to an Act of God, or some other catastrophic event typically listed in the clause....

Transportation industry wins latest battle over classification of owner-operators

USA - August 7 2012 In a win for the transportation industry, a federal court in New Jersey recently dismissed a lawsuit brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by six owner-operators who performed services for Ironbound Express, Inc., an intermodal freight company....