Insights - June 2015 - (Page 7)

State Legislative Update N.J. in Compact, at Least for Now New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed S.B. 2277, which would have directed the Garden State's withdrawal from the compact establishing the bistate Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, dissolving the compact and commission, and transferring New Jersey operations to the New Jersey State Police. The bill had been unanimously approved in both New Jersey chambers, but Gov. Christie said in conditionally vetoing the measure on May 4 that he could not sign it into law until similar legislation is considered in New York. Although there is no action in New York on such legislation, companion bills A.B. 6970 and S.B. 4630 have been offered in the Empire State as means to give employers at the Port of New York and New Jersey authority to control the size of the longshore workforce. A.B. 7307 and S.B. 4173 have also been introduced as measures to do away with indemnification clauses in trucking contracts. Bills outlawing indemnity agreements in motor carrier transportation contracts have also remained active in New Jersey (S.B. 1380), Ohio (H.B. 71) and Rhode Island (H.B. 6111). Meanwhile, bills addressing proper classification of truck drivers and/or related issues, such as unemployment compensation law exemption, are being mulled in numerous states (see chart). In New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law a measure, S.B. 52, extending to 12 miles from the current 6 miles the port-of-entry overweight zones along the state's border with Mexico, to take effect June 21. Other bills specific to facilitation of larger loads on trucks in all or part of respective states include those being State Bill Number(s) of Active Driver Classification Measures California A.B. 621 Iowa H.F. 72 Massachusetts H.B. 3115 Minnesota H.F. 2250 Missouri H.B. 461 New Jersey A.B. 2860, A.B. 3208, S.B. 992, S.B. 2033 New York S.B. 4173 North Carolina H.B. 482, H.B. 674, S.B. 205, S.B. 576, S.B. 694 Oregon H.B. 2223 Texas H.B. 1714, S.B. 927 Washington H.B. 1519, S.B. 5566 Got Chassis on Vacation? Get them back in action with VeriWise™ Chassis Solutions Introducing VeriWise™ Chassis Tracking and Sensing * Maximize chassis pool utilization and revenue * Decrease billing disputes * Reduce operating expenses * Monitor container mount/ dismount status For more information, please visit, call (201) 678-5565 or email June 2015 | Intermodal Insights 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - June 2015

Federal update
Short-Term Fix Seen for Highways
Proposal Targets Port Performances
Silver Kingpin Award Ballots Due
Spring Business Meeting Focuses on Industry Solutions
IANA Launches Webpage for Scholarship Program
Intermodal EXPO 2015 to Offer Robust Educational Agenda
Equipment Out-of-Service Data to Undergo Expanded Analysis
State Legislative Update
N.J. in Compact, at Least for Now
Freight Report
Yearly Traffic Chart
Sustainability News
Port News
People in the News
In Brief
2015 Sponsors
New Members
Audit Examining FMCSA Processes
Industry Calendar

Insights - June 2015