Jill Dunn

Operators have until Aug. 31 to order compliant Calif. reefer unit, state says

Purchase orders made before the end of the month for new replacement TRUs and TRU generator sets will help avoid penalties that could result from manufacturer or installer delays. Verified diesel particulate filter retrofits should be ordered by Oct. 31 to meet the Dec. 31 compliance deadline

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Truckers win case against NY Thruway tolls, ATA seeking refunds

A federal judge has ruled New York Thruway tolls are for maintaining the road and cannot be used to subsidize the state canal system. The plaintiffs are seeking refunds for interstate truckers who drove the Thruway since Nov. 14, 2010.

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DOT: Trucking loses $3.8M annually to weather delays

The agency assessed weather’s effect on freight in 13 diverse regions as a follow up to its 2012 national estimate of weather delays affecting trucking. The new analysis indicated a significantly lower national cost estimate than the previous study’s $8-9 billion estimate.

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Virginia sets meeting on new trucker rest area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide an informational meeting Aug. 31 on a trucker rest area to be built near Markham on Interstate 66.

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Heavy vehicle use taxes due Aug. 31

The IRS now requires an appointment for those who wish to file heavy vehicle use tax in person. The agency’s Form 2290, filed when paying the annual fee, is due Aug. 31.

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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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