Staying Nimble in a Time of Tumult

Staying Nimble in a Time of Tumult

Motor carriers, logistics providers, couriers and passenger carriers are in the COVID-19 crisis with the rest the world. At a rate none of us anticipated, except those with a military background, MTA members are asked to pivot on a moment’s notice to respond to...

US Supreme Court Walks Back Arbitration as a Way to Resolve Disputes Between Carriers and Independent Contractors

To resolve disputes with its independent contractors, motor carriers frequently include broad mandatory arbitration clauses in their agreements with those contractors. Courts will usually compel arbitration under those agreements through application of the 1925...

Autonomous Vehicles: Threat or Opportunity

Let’s face it, our industry has been slow to adapt in the technology revolution we find ourselves in today. We operate in a capital-intensive, low-margin, fragmented industry, with a low barrier to entrance. Large and small carriers have been able to co-exist through...
New Tax Act Slices Deduction for Payments and Fees on Confidential Sexual Harassment or Abuse Settlements

New Tax Act Slices Deduction for Payments and Fees on Confidential Sexual Harassment or Abuse Settlements

A deep look into the new Tax Act reveals a significant change in existing law regarding the deductibility of confidential sexual harassment settlement payments and attorney’s fees. Previously, settlement payments (for defendants) and the attorney’s fees necessary to...
Department of Transportation Revised Employee Drug Testing Rules Effective January 1, 2018

Department of Transportation Revised Employee Drug Testing Rules Effective January 1, 2018

On January 1, 2018, commercial motor vehicle drivers and those performing safety sensitive functions for cargo and passenger carriers (collectively “drivers”) regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) will now be screened for four additional...
Motor Carriers and New Electronic Logging Device Regulations

Motor Carriers and New Electronic Logging Device Regulations

For businesses involved in the interstate transportation of goods by truck, December 2017 brings an important change – into the electronic age – as to how drivers must keep track of their working hours. For many decades the federal government limited the number hours...