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Knowing What Documents a Freight Broker Must Keep Helps Wage Targeted Discovery

Freight brokers, who serve as intermediaries between shippers and carriers, must adhere to specific record-keeping requirements to comply with regulations, ensure accurate accounting, and maintain efficient operations. Among others, below are essential record-keeping requirements for freight brokers. Having awareness of these required documents is useful in civil cases against freight brokers when the crux of…

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Navigating a Regulatory Maze: A Closer Look at the Duties and Responsibilities of Freight Brokers in the U.S.

In the complex world of logistics and transportation, freight brokers play a critical and often misunderstood role. These essential middlemen act as the liaison between shippers who need to transport good and carriers that offer the transportation service. However, with their position in the supply chain, freight brokers are subject to a variety of regulations…

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The Role of Federal Regulatory Agencies in Chemical Safety

In the United States, regulatory agencies play a critical role in evaluating chemical safety to protect public health, the environment, and workers. These agencies must work together to share knowledge and create a systematic approach to chemical safety. This cooperation is vital due to chemicals’ transboundary nature, as they can move through air, water, and…

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Emergency Action Plans and Fire Safety and Prevention

An emergency action plan (“EAP”) is a documented procedure detailing how to respond effectively and swiftly in case of an emergency. This plan typically includes procedures for evacuation, communication protocols, roles and responsibilities, assembly point information, and steps to shut down critical operations if necessary. It’s designed to minimize harm to individuals and damage to…

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Understanding a Landlord’s Duty of Care to Maintain Common Areas in Texas

When it comes to the relationship between landlords and tenants, there is an important legal concept to be aware of referred to as the “duty of care.” This duty obligates landlords to provide a safe and habitable environment for their tenants. Perhaps the most important of these obligations is the maintenance of the common areas….

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18-Wheeler Causes Fatal Collision in Leon County, Texas

In the early morning of October 4, 2023, at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 52-year-old man from Buffalo, Texas, driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup was killed in a fatal crash with a commercial tractor-trailer that had jack-knifed and blocked northeast lanes of traffic on Highway 79 near Oakwood, Texas. According to the Texas Department of Public…

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Commercial Truck Driver Causes Catastrophe in LaSalle County

On September 26, 2023, an adult and a teen were killed—with another teen in critical condition—following a serious crash with a tractor-trailer on the northbound lane of I-35 and mile marker 41 near the La Salle County. The catastrophe occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety preliminary reports, the…

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