David Sparkman

Founding Editor,
Newsletter of the American Chain of Warehouses Inc.

David Sparkman is founding editor of ACWI Advance (www.acwi.org), the newsletter of the American Chain of Warehouses Inc. He also heads David Sparkman Consulting, a Washington D.C. area public relations and communications firm. Prior to these he was director of industry relations for the International Warehouse Logistics Association.  Sparkman has also been a freelance writer, specializing in logistics and freight transportation. He has served as vice president of communications for the American Moving and Storage Association, director of communications for the National Private Truck Council, and for two decades with American Trucking Associations on its weekly newspaper, Transport Topics.

What an Employer Should Do When Immigration Officers Raid Your Business 4
Trump’s tougher immigration policies spell increased government audits and raids of workplaces throughout the country.
Trump’s NLRB Nominations Could Deliver a New Era in Labor Regulation for 3PLs
If confirmed, Republicans will be in the majority for the first time in eight years and are expected to reverse Obama-era policies.
Is Pennsylvania’s Proposed Warehouse Tax the Start of a Trend? 1
Warehouse operators successfully halted taxes in the past, but cash-strapped states are searching for ways to shore up deficits.
Labor Secretary Reverses Joint Liability and Independent Contractor Policies
Other federal agencies and several states continue to maintain both policies as key elements of their regulatory schemes.
National Gay Anti-Discrimination Law Seen Inevitable, Courtesy of a Clash of Federal Courts 
Appeals courts are moving the issue closer to Supreme Court ruling on extending civil rights law protection to gays.
Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress—or Face the Consequences
Federal OSHA and states like California are enforcing strict standards for heat protection, and warehouses and fulfillment centers are prime targets.
Employers Need to Know How to Deal With Proliferating State Laws 
States and cities lead the way in creating a new legal framework that is reshaping how you do business.
Unions Step Up Attacks on Independent Contractor Status
Facing loss of members, unions take aim at ride-sharing companies and other transportation providers.
Republican Regulatory Reform Agenda Advances Under the Radar
The focus on political turmoil and scandal diverts attention from progress in dismantling the regulatory edifice erected during the Obama era.
How to Drug Test Employees after States Adopt Varying Levels of Legalization 
Drug testing can be done, but you need to be careful how you do it and who you do it to.
Relieving Regulatory Pressures on Trucking Can Reduce Supply Chain Costs 
Expect the flow of safety regulations coming from the federal government to slow down but not go away.
Trump and Congress Move Swiftly to Press Their Regulatory Reform Agenda 1
Initial actions are designed to set the template for future reforms after the President’s appointees are in place.
Avoid Common Mistakes in Recruiting and Retaining Drivers 
Consistency, communication and quickness are required to succeed, industry experts say.
OSHA’s Parting Shot: Requiring Employers to Keep Records for Five Years
OSHA attempts to create a work-around for the six-month statute of limitations for bringing recordkeeping cases.
Under Trump the EEOC Will Continue to Energetically Pursue Employers
The new President can’t stop commissioners from expanding definitions of what is discrimination.
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