The California Air Resources Board: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Chris Burroughs | Transportation Intermediaries Association The California Air Resources Board, commonly known as CARB, is a governing body of the State of California and is responsible for protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution. The agency has also been charged with developing programs and actions to fight climate change. CARB has been able to promulgate regulations ...

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TIA Members Gather in Washington to Advocate for the National Hiring Standard

Rachael Oury | Transportation Intermediaries Association More than 100 TIA members gathered at the 2018 TIA 3PL Policy Forum in Washington D.C. on June 5-6 to make their collective voice heard on Capitol Hill. The two-day event brought together TIA members from across the U.S. to meet in the nation’s capital, develop relationships with their elected representatives, and advocate for ...

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Joint Employment: What TIA Members Need to Know

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Will Sehestedt | TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION The Trump Administration has placed a premium on encouraging business growth by cutting red tape and eliminating or clarifying burdensome regulations. One of the top regulatory priorities for TIA and other interest groups has been the reversal of a 2015 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which blurred the lines for employers ...

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Further Regulatory Rollback: Outlook for 3PLs

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Chris Burroughs | Transportation Intermediaries Association On Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” As stated in the Executive Order, the purpose is to reconfirm that: It is the policy of the executive branch to be prudent and financially responsible in the expenditure of funds, from both public and private sources. ...

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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: Considerations When Negotiating Food Transportation Contracts

Stephanie S. Penninger | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP and Tyler N. Hayes | England Logistics There exists some confusion among entities covered by the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food regulations, found at 21 C.F.R. § 1.900 et seq. and published April 6, 2016 (“STF Rules”), as to their respective obligations and overreach when negotiating transportation contracts. The ...

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