Jill Dunn

I-77 express lanes get green light in Charlotte, impact on through-trucks unclear

North Carolina’s controversial plans to add optional toll lanes to 26 miles of I-77 through Charlotte cleared hurdles this month. Views vary on the impact the plan will have on truckers using that stretch of highway, however.

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N.Y. truck decal fees deemed unconstitutional, state barred from collecting them

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has won its class action lawsuit against New York after a state trial court ruled its Highway Use Registration and Decal taxes are unconstitutional, as the fees imposed burdens to interstate commerce, the court ruled.

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Brief longshoremen strike temporarily halted truck activity at major East Coast ports Friday

Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port roadways 11 a.m., only a few minutes after announcing the surprise work stoppage. A little later, the port authority said that full operation was being restored.

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Trucker gets $45k after wrongful firing determination

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered that a New York trucking company pay a driver $45,000 after he was fired for reporting mechanical safety problems.

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East Coast hammered by winter storm: Hours waivers, truck bans and more in wake of ‘Snowzilla’

An Eastern blizzard of historic proportions has stranded truckers and resulted in Pennsylvania restricting vehicles, New York City banning travel and nearly half a dozen states declaring states of emergency. Also, two states have suspended hours-of-service rules for some truckers, and more states are expected to follow suit.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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Two major ports propose banning older trucks from entry

The proposal also would deny access to trucks with 1994 and 1995 engines by Jan. 1, 2018.

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Debate set to resume on state’s trucks-only toll plan

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only toll proposal faces increased opposition when legislators return to work this week.

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Truckers get $7M in back pay following misclassification claims, strikes

In July, Pac 9 drivers began their sixth and indefinite strike to protest what it says is unfair labor practices at the Carson-based company. The California Labor Commissioner has concluded 38 Pacific 9 Transportation drivers are employees — not contractors — and that the drayage company owes them $6,926,279 in wages.

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Rhode Island truckers demand access to documents in trucks-only toll plan

The Rhode Island Trucking Association has made a public records request on a truck-only toll plan to fund repair of the island’s deteriorated infrastructure.

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