Jill Dunn

Labor dispute at West Coast ports comes to an end, truckers ask for backlog fee waivers

| February 21, 2015

Trucking companies will spend months clearing the cargo, said the Intermodal Conference of the California Trucking Association, who has asked terminal operators and steamship lines to reduce or waive charges related to backlog.

Obama sends Labor Secretary to aid in ongoing labor talks at West Coast ports

| February 18, 2015

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez joined West Coast labor talks after port gridlock was exacerbated by another suspension of weekend vessel work.

Investigators targeted 193 carriers using CSA data in 2014 enforcement blitz

| February 13, 2015

Investigators used driver performance data from the FMCSA’s CSA algorithm to target nearly 200 companies for on-site interventions. Officers also made contact with nearly 20,000 commercial drivers.

29 ports on the West Coast face shutdowns as labor dispute continues

| February 12, 2015

Ports up and down the West Coast are in the midst of another partial shutdown for a five-day period, despite pressure from retail advocates, a mounting backlog of cargo and intervention by a federal mediator.

West Coast ports reopen after labor dispute threatened closure

| February 10, 2015

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reopened Monday following partial closures of the weekend spurred by the ongoing labor disagreements between port employers and unionized dockworkers. The labor dispute pertains to 29 West ...

‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

| February 09, 2015

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

Study: Exhaust from newer diesel engines not linked to cancer

| February 05, 2015

Lifetime exposure to modern diesel exhaust does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the first comprehensive study of the matter.

Truckers get $2 million from carriers after court deems them misclassified as contractors

| February 03, 2015

A California court has ordered San Diego-based carrier Pacer Cartage to pay seven of its drivers more than $2 million in back pay for what it deemed to be wage theft by the carrier.

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