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Trucking Seeks Liability Protections as Congress Debates New COVID-19 Aid

Truck driver wearing mask A truck driver wears a mask. American Trucking Associations in a Dec. 11 letter asked congressional leaders to include provisions on the matter of liability protection for truckers. (andresr/Getty Images)

As lawmakers work on legislation that will provide additional relief funds to the transportation sector, the trucking industry is asking Congress to include provisions that ensure liability protection for motor carriers on the front lines of the coronavirus relief effort.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 15, 2020

Leasing Company Seeks Appeals Court Review after Being Found Partially Liable in Crash

A truck leasing company is seeking an appeals court review of a federal judge’s ruling in a lawsuit alleging a leasing company is “vicariously liable” for potential negligence damages in a fatal 2009 crash in New York.

September 8, 2014

Brokers Press for Bill to Set Fleet Standard

TUCSON, Ariz. — Legislation aimed at creating a national standard for determining how carriers are qualified and addressing inconsistent handling of liability cases is expected to be introduced in Congress later this month, Transportation Intermediaries Association President Robert Voltmann said.

April 21, 2014

New Carrier Qualification Bill to be Introduced, TIA Says

TUCSON, Ariz — New legislation aimed at simplifying the carrier qualification process and reducing exposure in crash liability suits by creating a national hiring standard will be introduced in Congress later this month, according to Transportation Intermediaries Association President Robert Voltmann.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 11, 2014

Kentucky Enacts Law Protecting Truckers Against Liability

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed an anti-indemnification bill into law April 7, making the Bluegrass State the 41st state to protect truckers from having to assume all liability for accidents regardless of who is to blame.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2014

New Minn. Law Grants Liability Protection to Truckers

Minnesota has become the second state this year to pass a law that says shippers cannot include provisions in their contracts that make truckers liable for any accident, regardless of who is at fault.

April 10, 2012