Jill Dunn

10 indicted in decade-long cargo theft operation, will be tried in February

Ten men have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million in trucks, trailers and cargo in a period of more than 10 years, and their trial is set to begin Feb. 18.

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New York targets owner-operator misclassification

In a bill supported by both the New York Motor Carrier Association and the Teamsters, the state is changing misclassification rules to bolster legit contractors and punish misclassification violators.

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Supreme Court denies review of FMCSA’s pilot program with Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to hear its case against the federal cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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Deadline for drivers to comply with medical certification rule coming Jan. 30

Truck drivers have until Jan. 30 to self-certify their operating status and provide medical examiner’s certificates to state driver licensing agencies.

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National Association of Independent Truckers founder indicted for tax evasion

A federal grand jury has indicted a high-profile entrepreneur and former trucking insurance leader for more than $7 million in tax evasion.

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E-log mandate rule could come next week, driver coercion rule in March

The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.

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South Carolina port truckers must register for clean truck program before year’s end

After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.

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Supreme Court to decide whether to hear cross-border case, FMCSA admits 14th carrier

The U.S. Supreme Court soon will consider if it will hear a case against the U.S. cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico, which recently admitted its 14th carrier.

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Log haulers in Oregon asking for exemption of hours rule break requirement

Timber haulers in Oregon are seeking an exemption to the 30-minute break required by the hours of service rule that went into effect July 1, saying environmental and seasonal restrictions already limit their ability to get logs to mills.

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West Virginia to get truck parking alert system

The West Virginia Division of Highways will offer a guidance system to alert truckers to available parking via roadway signs and the 511 Traveler Information platform.

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