Jill Dunn

Truckers will soon be able to work Port of Oakland on Saturdays

The Port of Oakland intends to become one of the few U.S. ports to offer off-peak shifts by adding full Saturday operations.

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Oregon ups rural highway speeds

Oregon has increased speed limits on some rural highways, but has not altered the speed differential between cars and trucks.

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Trucker on state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list for deadly crash arrested in Ky.

A trucker charged in a crash that left six dead is now behind bars one day after Tennessee added him to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive’ list.

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Trucker awarded $180k in back wages and more over classification as contractor

A California judge has upheld the state labor commissioner’s decision that a trucker misclassified as an independent contractor is owed back wages and expenses totaling nearly $180,000.

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Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed

A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did not meet research standards and has data constraints. The GAO report covers the agency's 2014-released study on the HOS rule, not the one currently in the works required by a December 2014 DOT-funding act, which also suspended certain portions of the 2013 rule. The U.S. House's transportation committee asked the Government Accountability ...

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Port truckers strike again over wage theft claims, feds intervene in port deal

Truckers at California’s Pacific 9 have begun what the Teamsters have described as an “indefinite strike,” aiming to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors.

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California bill encourages carriers to report misclassification of drivers

California lawmakers are considering a misclassification amnesty program for drayage companies that would relieve port drayage companies from liability for penalties associated with misclassification of drivers as independent contractors if the company enters into a settlement agreement with the state before 2017.

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Congress considering pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to haul interstate

U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher has introduced legislation that would allow a pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to do interstate hauling and delivery.

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State’s trucks-only toll plan stymied for now

Rhode Island lawmakers ended their regular session June 25 without approving a plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only user fee on about two dozen bridges.

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Congress, California introduce legislation tackling trucker classification, port labor unrest

U.S. lawmakers are considering ways to prevent prolonged port labor disputes, while California lawmakers are evaluating a bill regarding misclassification of port truckers in its state.

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