Legislation/Regulation

Update yourself on the legislative and regulatory issues that impact your business by checking this page regularly for the latest briefings.

RIDE Act of 2002

Fact Sheet on Need for “RIDE Act” Amendments

Federal DOT Regulations for the Livery Industry

Wage and Hour Law Primer for the Chauffeured Transportation Industry prepared by NLA general counsel Keller and Heckman LLP in Washington DC.  It contains the attorneys’ explanation of various operating models for chauffeured car companies in the U.S. 

July 2009 Update:  DOT And CDL Regulation Enforcement Intensified

How to Survive a U.S. DOT Audit

Regulating Agencies - Listed by State

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration- Website

U.S. Department of Transportation - Website

Raise Your Voice!  Contact Your Member of Congress - Use this link to identify your elected officials and check out "Advocacy 101" for tips on exactly how to contact legislators by phone, email and post.  Be sure to tell the legislator and/or staffer about your company, where it is located, and how the issue at hand is affecting/will affect your business.

Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 - On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 5297, the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010.  In summary, the law will establish a $30 billion lending fund for small businesses, provide $12 billion in tax breaks and make changes to federal small business programs to address the ongoing effects of the financial crisis on small businesses.  See this memo, prepared for the National Limousine Association by Cornerstone Government Affairs, for the highlights of the measure.

USDOT Publishes Final Rule on Texting Ban - On September 27, 2010, the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published its final rule on limiting the use of wireless communication devices.  Specifically, this rule prohibits texting on any device by commercial motor vehicle drivers while operating in interstate commerce and imposes penalties on drivers who fail to comply with the rule.  Additionally, employers are prohibited from requiring their drivers to text while driving.  This memo, prepared expressly for the National Limousine Association by Cornerstone Government Affairs, provides additional details.