Jill Dunn

Truckers at Calif. port agree to $5 million settlement in wage theft case

The non-profit organizations say the company, QTS, Inc., and related entities such as LACA Express and Win Win Logistics, misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The companies then filed for bankruptcy to avoid liability for wage theft.

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Some rest areas reopen in time for busy holiday weekend

Independence Day weekend will rank as the fourth highest for road traffic, with 5 million more motorists than Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association.

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NY, NJ ports again look to ban pre-emissions trucks

The legislation would require motor carriers serving the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to meet emissions standards equal to what the California Air Resources Board has established for 2007 heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

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Starting Monday, Oakland port will require truck appointments

Beginning June 6, truckers will need an appointment to pick up imported containers at Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal.

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Next phase of unified carrier registration process starts Sept. 30

URS will be the sole source of registration data for FMCSA staff and motor carriers, as well as for state licensing and roadside safety enforcement personnel.

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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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