Jill Dunn

Truckers protest at Vancouver port, disrupt operations

Stakeholders at Canada’s Port Vancouver say protesting non-union truckers have attempted to intimidate drivers working the facility, while the port’s container hauler union may strike, too.

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Oregon governor asks port to address wait time for truckers

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the Port of Portland to “seek immediate independent review” of equipment dockworkers say has caused excessive wait times for truckers at one port terminal.

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Vancouver port truckers plan shutdown for Feb. 26

Truckers serving Canada’s Port Vancouver plan to stop work Feb. 26 in protest of excessive wait time and other issues.

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Worker advocacy groups say nearly 70 percent of port truckers misclassified as contractors

Nearly 50,000 of the 75,000 port truckers in the U.S. are misclassified as independent contractors, according to a recent report, which says the misclassification costs federal and state governments significant tax losses.

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In-cab filming of drivers for disciplinary reasons OK’d by Calif. attorney general

California’s attorney general has concluded carriers contracting companies that provide continuous video of drivers may use this data for disciplinary purposes.

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Hours, logbook violations get Mexican carrier booted from pilot program

For the first time since the program's 2011 inception, the FMCSA has revoked the authority of a Mexican carrier participating in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Drivers had not complied with hours regs and failed to record duty status, among other issues.

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Tolls could drop on NYC bridge

Truckers may soon qualify for a 20 percent toll discount on a New York City bridge if they make more than 10 crossings that month using E-Z Pass.  On Feb. 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced reaching agreement with legislative leaders to fund toll relief for qualified drivers using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is scheduled to review the Democrat's proposal at its Feb. 26 meeting. The plan also must ...

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FDA wants stricter standards for some reefer haulers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published Feb. 5 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will require some food haulers to take extra measures when transporting food with the greatest risk for contamination.

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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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