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Congratulations To The Nevada Trucking Association

For its 80th anniversary, the Nevada Motor Transport Association, did something unusual. It changed its name. At its 80th Anniversary Celebration held on April 11, 2012 at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, the NMTA membership voted to adopt the new name, Nevada Trucking Association . . .

FMCSA’s Changes To The Hours Of Service Regulations Effective Februrary 27, 2012

New Hours of Service Regulations Effective as of February 27, 2012

FMCSA Issues Final RUle Restricting Cell Phone Use By Commercial Drivers

Don’t touch that phone! FMCSA issued its final rule restricting the use of hand-held mobile phones for commercial drivers . . .

Responding To The Anticipated Fallout Of The Haygood And Howell Opinions

It is anticipated that Plaintiff will be getting more lien care after the the decisions in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., 52 Cal. 4th 541, 257, P.3d 81, 128 Cal Rptr. 3d 658 (2011) and Haygood v. Escabedo, Slip Op. No. 09-0377 (Tex. Sup. Ct. July 1, 2011). Mills & Associates gives advice on what to do to challenge that higher priced care.

Freight Brokers Beware: You May Be On The Slippery Slope Toward Vicarious Liability For The Acts Of Your Independent Contractors

Brokers, in a desire to keep shippers happy, can exert too much control over independent contractors, turning them unknowingly into agents of the broker. Brokers will then face vicarious liability for the negligent acts of the motor carriers. Here is a great example with multi-million dollar consequences . . .