Jill Dunn

Operation Safe Driver inspection blitz starts Sunday, runs all next week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual enforcement blitz, Operation Safe Driver, will mobilize across North America Oct. 20-26.

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Striking dockworkers shut down Baltimore port

Striking dockworkers halted business at the Port of Baltimore after contract discussions stalled between negotiators and the union.

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OOIDA sues NY over out-of-state fees

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is legally challenging New York’s mandate that out-of-state trucks pay registration fees to operate on state highways.

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EEOC appeals ruling that ordered it to pay CRST $4.6 million

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is appealing a federal court order to pay CRST Van Expedited nearly $4.7 million for legal expenses for defending itself from EEOC lawsuits.

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Per FMCSA rule, hazmat hauler rail crossings now more limited

Drivers hauling hazmat may no longer cross a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through without stopping, per a rule made final this week by FMCSA.

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Analysis shows problematic background on 3% of used trucks

A RigDig study of all truck history reports run by customers during the five months ending Sept. 3 showed 2.9 percent of the trucks had been flagged as junk, salvage or having a serious issue, such as fire or flood damage.

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FMCSA scraps old training proposal, embarks on new rulemaking

FMCSA withdraws its 2007 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Entry Level Driver Training in favor of developing another proposal.

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E-log mandate on track as agency tries to tackle driver coercion

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders is still on track for November publication, while the agency is taking steps to mitigate driver coercion.

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FMCSA to change transfer of operating authority process

On Oct. 22, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will discontinue processing applications for transfers of operating authority and the associated $300 fee.

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NJ governor vetoes owner-operator bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has used his strongest veto power against legislation that would have barred owner-operators from the drayage and parcel delivery service.

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