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New Electronic Logging Device Final Rule is Released

Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced and released the long awaited electronic logging device (ELD) final rule.† This final rule mandates use of ELDs by interstate drivers of commercial motor vehicles who currently use a driverís record of duty status (driverís log) to record their hours of service.† Within two years, motor…

Risk Management for Trucking and Transportation Companies is About More Than Driver Training and Supervision

When starting any business, especially a family business, the main concern is usually securing enough capital. In that pursuit, however, one thing often overlooked is the protection of those assets through adequate insurance and corporate form (e.g. partnership, corporation, limited liability company). In this article, we examine a recent Illinois case highlighting the potentially devastating…

Video Recording of Pre-Trip Inspection: Will it Increase Potential Liability?

Given the wide availability of video technology, there appears to be a growing contingent of truck drivers who record their pre-trip inspections using their cell phone cameras.† Recently, one of these drivers was pulled over for having a burned-out taillight.† The driver informed the officer that the taillight was working when he started the trip.†…

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