Transportation and Logistics



Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW


de Zwart, Stijn
Nysingh advocaten-notarissen N.V.
stijn.dezwart@nysingh.nl


Dwyer, Peter
Piper Alderman
pdwyer@piperalderman.com.au


Meet the Co-chairs - TAG-SP


Hove, John
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
jhove@scopelitis.com


Transportation and Logistics


The Scopelitis International Transportation & Logistics Law team has created this monthly newsletter highlighting the latest developments in international transportation. This month's contents include:

  • OFAC Compliance Guidance
  • FCPA Case Highlights Foreign Official Gift Risk
  • European Legal Requirements Applicable to U.S. Operations

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On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Central District of California entered an order dismissing the meal and rest break claims of the plaintiff and absent class based on the December 28, 2018 decision from the FMCSA preempting the California meal and rest break rules as they apply to interstate drivers. See Ayala v. U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. et al., Case No. EDCV 16-137-GW(KKx). Despite the plaintiff’s challenges to the FMCSA’s decision, the district court reasoned that it lacked authority to make any determination regarding the merits of the FMCSA’s decision. It could only enforce it.

Read more: District Court Dismisses Meal and Rest Break Claims Based on FMCSA Preemption Decision


The Scopelitis International Transportation & Logistics Law team has created this monthly newsletter highlighting the latest developments in international transportation. This month's contents include:

  • Freight Forwarder Agent Termination
  • Expanding Web of Privacy Laws
  • REMINDER – Foreign Local Counsel Access Opportunity

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Over the past two decades transport undertakings have made a much progress in digitalization and automation. Routes are being scheduled automatically and GPS-tracking and the digital tachograph are looking after the safety of the driver and the transported goods. However, in the use of the electronic consignment note digitalization has lagged behind; it is routine for a paper version of the consignment note to be passed from hand to hand. This article discusses the Benelux pilot with electronic freight note, an initiative which will, in time, wholly change this situation.

Read more: e-CMR: Benelux pilot electronic freight note


The Scopelitis International Transportation & Logistics Law team has created this monthly newsletter highlighting the latest developments in international transportation. This month's contents include:

  • Freight Forwarder Agent Risk
  • F.O.B Confusion
  • Executive Enforcement Targets
  • Global Network Resources

Read the newsletter here.