The Country Lawyer Makes Peace With Zoom

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We have crossed the two-year mark in the pandemic and many things are back to normal. Toilet paper is plentiful and masks go on sale around Halloween. We knew we would get through it and that’s what we told ourselves about Zoom: this too shall pass! In the early days, courthouses were closed and we
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12 Students Announced as Winners of 2021 Road Safety Student Art Contest by U.S. Department of Transportation

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In addition to enforcing national safety regulations for 18-wheelers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sponsors an art contest (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OurRoadsArtContest) where students around the country submit artwork to promote road safety. After gathering submissions from students in all grades nationally, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently announced
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Electronic Semi Trucks and Related Commercial Vehicles Appear Imminent Based on Production Status and Finalized Regulations

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Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are rapidly growing in popularity all over the world. The International Energy Agency has an annual report that tracks EV sales and global statistics, and the most recent report found that EV “registrations increased by 41% in 2020, despite the pandemic-related worldwide downturn in car sales in which global car sales dropped 16%.”
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Federal “Safety Blitz” Across 12 States Aimed to Improve Enforcement of Safety Regulations

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The main federal agency that oversees regulations of semi trucks and heavy commercial vehicles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”), is conducting a 3-day “safety blitz” across 12 states from August 3rd to August 5th. The safety blitz is part of the “SafeDRIVE” effort that helps state and federal organizations work together to conduct
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Revisions to Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse proposed by the FMCSA in 2021

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The Biden administration recently released a list of the next major regulatory issues to be addressed in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. One of the major items on the list is a proposal by the FMCSA to make revisions to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse system and related rules.   The
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