Hello and welcome to the January 2020 edition of the quarterly Lewis Brisbois Transportation Law Update.

In this first update of the new decade, our talented transportation attorneys bring you several timely articles covering a range of important topics in transportation law, including a California court ruling on a challenge to the state's codification of the landmark Dynamex ruling, the available judicial and non-judicial remedies for transportation-related collections, information on the FMCSA's new CDL drug and alcohol Clearinghouse portal, and a Florida court decision on third-party tracking companies' duty (or lack thereof) to preserve evidence.

Also this quarter, we feature an interview by Denver Partner Katherine L. Vaughn with her favorite "Smokey," Colorado State Patrol Deputy Chief Mark Savage, about his involvement as an advocate for the motor carrier industry.

As with previous editions of this update, we begin with an attorney spotlight, this time on Phoenix Partner Todd Rigby, a member of the firm's Transportation Practice since 2007, and close with a roundup of recent news and client wins from across our national team.

Stay safe and keep on truckin'!

"Todd's Picks"  - Here are a couple of tunes to keep you company on those long hauls.

  • "Hey Driver" - Dale Watson
  • "Truck Drivin' Man" - Buck Owens (written and recorded originally by Terry Fell 1954)

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