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New Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Rules Proposed

16 January 2023

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to change the financial responsibility requirements of brokers and freight forwarders. The changes are intended to benefit motor carriers.

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Independent Contractor Test

16 January 2023

In the last Regulatory Roundup, ICSA Director of Operations Shawn Nelson wrote about the challenges posed by California’s Assembly Bill 5. By adopting the “ABC” test to determine employee or independent contractor status, California hoisted most owner-operators on prong “B,” which deems a worker an employee if engaged in the usual course of business of a company.

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Why Truckers?

20 December 2022

Did you know that human trafficking not only affects 50 million people globally but has been recorded in all 50 states? In the United States alone, the number of victims annually is estimated in the hundreds of thousands, with traffickers recruiting out of our schools, online, in shopping malls, as well as the streets and other locations. 

ATRI Asks Truckers to Share Predatory Towing Experiences

20 December 2022

Have you ever been the victim of predatory towing? If so, here’s your chance to help shed light on the impact of predatory towing practices in the trucking industry, via a survey being conducted by American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). 

DHS Extends REAL ID Deadline

08 December 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the deadline for full enforcement of the REAL ID by 24 months. The deadline had been May 3, 2023. The new deadline is May 7, 2025.

Universal ID -- Update

08 December 2022

As ICSA wrote in the August 2022 Landing Gear, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comments on whether it should require Universal Identification Devices (aka, Unique Identification Devices, UIDs) on all interstate commercial motor vehicles. A portion of the pending rule would address what information those devices should send to roadside enforcement, and what may be the costs and benefits of such a system.