The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be busy in 2023 with several rulemakings
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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.
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.
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.
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).
In the October Landing Gear, we presented Part 1 of a three-part series to educate ICSA members on what to do at the scene of an accident – and how to save you and your company money on insurance claims at the same time.
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.
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.
When dealing with freight brokers, you might want to take the time to read the “terms and conditions” because they may contain provisions requiring you, as a carrier, to waive certain valuable legal rights.