Jill Dunn

Court rules against drivers in wage law exemption case

Colorado intrastate truckers who transport out-of-state shipments destined instate are exempted from state wage laws, according to a federal appellate court. The suit was brought by truckers seeking overtime pay and paid rest breaks.

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DOT’s study on truck size and weight contains little fresh news

An extensive federal study of heavier and larger trucks says greater analysis and fewer data limitations are necessary to gauge impact on the transportation system. The federally mandated research echoed the study’s technical reports, released last June by the DOT.

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ABF Freight to charge customers compliance surcharge for loads in and out of California

This month, the Arkansas-based ABF Freight began the California Compliance Surcharge to offset the state’s higher operating costs and stricter regulations.

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Texas cuts trucker tolls on SH 130 to alleviate I-35 congestion

Trucks with both TxTag and Pay-By-Mail will save 33 percent on SH 130/SH 45 SE from the I-35 exit in Georgetown to US 183 exit in Buda between April 18 and Oct. 31. On that same segment, trucks with TxTag will receive a 75 percent discount Nov. 1 through Aug. 31.

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Study shows higher crash rate for truckers with untreated sleep apnea

As U.S. officials sharpen focus on truckers with obstructive sleep apnea, new research indicates the rate of preventable crashes for truckers with untreated obstructive sleep apnea was five times higher than those without the condition.

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U.S. accepts Mexico’s truck inspection standards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it now accepts Mexico’s criteria for annual inspection of trucks domiciled there after concluding its inspection standards were comparable to the United States.

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N.C. reviewing I-77 contract after toll company files bankruptcy in Texas

North Carolina is reexamining a Cintra subsidiary’s contract to add toll lanes to I-77 after a separate division of the corporation became the second of its subsidiaries holding a road contract with a state to file bankruptcy since 2014.

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Incident in which police fired shots at truck, tased trucker during traffic stop under investigation

Georgia’s Bureau of Investigation is looking in to an incident where police shot the tires of a trucker after they say ignored orders to stop for unsafe driving and instead pointed his truck at them.

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Survey: Tennessee the best state for small biz trucking, Calif. the worst

The poll included questions about overnight parking costs, state fees and regulations and how friendly states were to drivers.

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Two teens arrested for shooting at trucks on Highway 75 in Oklahoma

Two Oklahoma teens face charges of 8 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 8 counts of reckless handling of a firearm after confessing to shooting trucks on Highway 75 north of Tulsa. Eight trucks were reported to have been struck by the teens' bullets Saturday night.

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