Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would set national standards for shippers and third parties contracting or hiring trucking companies, complementing legislation in the House. Shippers and brokers want clarity, especially in courtrooms where they face negligent hiring claims.

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