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June 2017 Archives

About the LHWCA

Maritime workers in Louisiana should understand how the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act can assist them if they are injured on the job. Shipyard workers, longshoremen and some other non-seaman marine workers can use the law to obtain financial assistance for lost wages and medical expenses that resulted from their work-related injury or illness.

Court decision allows carriers access to drivers' history

On June 19, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a class-action lawsuit brought by six truck drivers. This lawsuit was the second case backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association that the high court refused to hear over a two-week span. Because court rulings that concern the trucking industry may impact motorist safety on roadways across the nation, drivers in Louisiana and other parts of the country may want to know more about the history of this case and its potential implications.

Truck driver training subject of new federal rule

After a lengthy delay, new federal rules for truckers in training in Louisiana and across the country are becoming law. However, carriers, trainers and others will still have almost three years to put the new rules into practice. The new training requirements will apply to all truck drivers who receive their commercial driver's license on or after Feb. 7, 2017.

Safe cargo securement is focus of CVSA inspection

Motorists who share Louisiana roadways with commercial buses and trucks may be interested in knowing about the International Roadcheck inspection campaign that takes place each year. Organized by the non-profit Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the event is held to further the organization's compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives. In 2017, the inspection blitz occurred over a 72-hour span beginning on June 6.