Jill Dunn

Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four truckers for wage law violations, including under a 2016 state law mandating compensating "nonproductive time.”

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1,300 truckers could see payout in Central Refrigerated classification case

1,300 truckers could see payout in Central Refrigerated classification case

This summer, 1,300 Central Refrigerated Service truckers anticipate a damages determination by the arbitrator who concluded they had been misclassified as independent contractors by the carrier, who’s owned by Swift Transportation.

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With support of trucking orgs, Congress again floats reforms to transportation workers ID program

Trucking organizations are pleased Congress is considering a measure to let truckers with Transportation Worker’s Identification Credentials receive hazardous materials endorsements without additional background checks.

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Appeals court rules in favor of trucker who sued CRST over sexual harassment

Appeals court rules in favor of trucker who sued CRST over sexual harassment

Trucker Robin Anderson said she was sexually harassed by her male co-driver and that CRST did nothing to address her concerns. CRST says it did take action after Anderson's claims to remedy the situation. Anderson also claims CRST stopped giving her loads out of retaliation.

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Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

A ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court allows the 80,000-member class to pursue allegations that the carrier shorted them wages by paying for shortest distance miles rather than actual miles driven.

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As Congress eyes NAFTA rework, FMCSA policy granting Mexican carriers’ authority goes to court

As Congress eyes NAFTA rework, FMCSA policy granting Mexican carriers' authority goes to court

Cross-border trucking with Mexico saw action in Congress last week, and it is set to see action next month in court, as a federal court is slated to hear arguments March 15 against a 2014 FMCSA policy allowing Mexican carriers to apply for long-haul operating authority in the U.S.

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Werner drivers lose court bid for pay for sleeper berth time

Werner drivers lose court bid for pay for sleeper berth time

The court had previously ruled participants in Drivers Management, Werner’s training and orientation program, were entitled to pay for spending more than eight out of 24 hours in the sleeper berth. A new ruling, however, dismisses that order.

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Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud. Plaintiffs argue the carrier misinformed them about a truck lease and independent contractor program.

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Walmart now owes truckers $60M in back pay, court rules

Walmart now owes truckers $60M in back pay, court rules

Roughly 840 members class members will receive compensation for earning less than minimum wage for rest breaks, layovers and pre-trip and post-trip inspections. A Jan. 25 order by the court overseeing the bumped up the sum of the total settlement to $60 million.

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California bill would add behind-the-wheel training minimum for new truckers

California bill would add behind-the-wheel training minimum for new truckers

The bill would require 30 hours of driving for a Class A CDL. The bill would restore the requirements proposed by FMCSA last May but not adopted in the agency's final driver training standards rule published in December. But they'd only apply to California-based applicants.

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