Jill Dunn

Bond co. owner indicted for defrauding motor carrier trust funds

A federal investigation that began four years ago following a request by the Transportation Intermediaries Association has resulted in the indictment of a California bond company owner on charges of defrauding motor carrier trust funds.

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Court denies review of FMCSA fatigue policies

A federal appeals court has dismissed the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's request for review of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's enforcement policies regarding driver fatigue.

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Trucking co. owner sentenced for underpaying drivers, ordered to pay $273k

The owner of a defunct Illinois trucking company has been sent to prison and ordered to pay $273,118 to former drivers for falsifying payroll on a federal contract.

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Highway safety report card ranks Ill., Ore., D.C. as best and South Dakota as worst

A nationwide survey has ranked Illinois, Oregon and the District of Columbia the best and South Dakota the worst in adoption of highway safety laws.

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Carrier ordered by labor department to pay $2 million in pension to 515 drivers

On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced 401(k) pension benefits would be restored to drivers for Lange Trucking Inc. on U.S. Postal Service contracts.

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Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

Washington researchers have found obesity rates vary significantly by occupation, with truckers having the highest prevalence at 39 percent. Similar studies have found obesity rates among truckers even higher than that.

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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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