Owner-Operators Ask for Broker Transparency, Brokers’ Respond – None of Your Business – In FMCSA Listening Session on Broker Transparency Regulations

  On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hosted a public listening session concerning pending broker transparency rulemaking petitions. These petitions propose to clarify or modify the federal regulations requiring brokers to disclose certain information to carriers, including the amount the shippers paid a broker to arrange a load. Specifically, […]

FMCSA to Host Listening Session on Broker Transparency Regulation

From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 28, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a public listening session concerning the pending broker transparency rulemaking petitions. These petitions propose to modify the federal regulations requiring brokers to disclose certain information to carriers, including the amount the shippers paid a broker to […]

Will California’s New Zero-Emission Truck Rule Zero-Out Owner-Operator Opportunities?

  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 […]

California Highway Patrol Notice of Public Hearing on Adoption of ELD Rules

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, […]

More Confusion over ELD Rule Outlined in Letter to States’ Attorneys General

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 […]

DOT Asks: What regulations should DOT “Knock Out?”

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 […]

Court Affirms $350,000 Attorney Fee to The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC

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, Files OOIDA Challenge to Mexican Trucks

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 […]