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2022 in the Rearview Mirror; 2023 Ahead

31 January 2023

With the new year already well started, we know our members are already feeling the challenges posed by the current operating environment. We at ICSA share this feeling and want to let you know how your safety association ended the year in 2022 and what our goals are for 2023.

First Gear™ Driver Training Can Earn You $100 Credit Toward ICSA Dues

31 January 2023

Carriers who took early advantage of ICSA’s First Gear™ training courses tell us this FREE valuable training has helped them recognize safety improvements they can make at no cost. Any carrier or drivers can use First Gear and see immediate safety benefits. Now we are offering members a $100 credit on their annual ICSA dues if they complete at least half the segments of the 22-segment training.

TRUCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING TRAINING COMPETITION EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 3

31 January 2023

If you are not already TAT-trained, we urge you to take the training to learn how you can help prevent trafficking.  ICSA members who complete the online training through February 3 will receive a brand new ICSA hat with our updated logo and be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card.

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).