Last week the California Air Resource Board (“CARB”) adopted what it has heralded as a “first-in-the-world” rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel to electric zero-emission trucks starting in 2024. CARB anticipates that by 2030, nearly one in three new tractor-trailers in California will have zero emissions. This is likely the first of […]
Motor Carrier Rulemaking
The California Highway Patrol will hold a hearing on its adoption of ELD rules into California state law on April 5 in Sacramento California. This is their announcement: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Department of California Highway Patrol will hold a public hearing in accordance with the requirements set forth in Government Code Section 11346.8, […]
Washington, DC – On December 7, 2017, The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC, prepared and sent a letter to all state attorneys general on behalf of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc., describing several important issues that must be considered before the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate can be effectively rolled out. Under the terms of the […]
Washington, DC – The Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s suggestions on “existing regulations and other agency actions (…) that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension or modification.” What comes to your mind? The ELD rule? The 14 hour rule? Medical certification rules? CSA? Here is your opportunity to tell the DOT […]
The Cullen Law Firm achieved a significant victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed an attorney’s fee award of $350,000 against Swift Transportation, one of the country’s largest interstate motor carriers. This fee arose from a federal district court’s entry of a declaratory judgment that Swift had violated the […]
The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC, filed a motion for its client OOIDA to challenge to the Department of Transportation’s plan to grant permanent operating authority to Mexico-domiciled commercial motor carriers. On January 9, 2015, the DOT submitted a Report to Congress on its findings from a Pilot Program testing the level of safety of Mexican […]
The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC’s Petition for Certiorari on OOIDA’s challenge to FMCSA’s medical registry exemption for drivers from Mexico is SCOTUSblog’s Petition of the Day.
June 26 is the deadline for the public to file comments on proposed electronic logging mandate and driver harassment rule. Read the propose rule HERE. Submit your comments to FMCSA on the proposed rule HERE. Read Land Line Magazine’s special report on this rulemaking HERE.