Jill Dunn

‘Hot fuel’ cases hit with second punch

| July 25, 2013

The judge presiding over the multi-district “hot fuel” litigation has ruled in favor of Chevron regarding California plaintiffs, marking the second hot fuel case retailers have won in the last year.

Carrier ordered to pay back wages, rehire driver fired for refusing to drive over hours

| July 25, 2013

A federal agency has ordered a Massachusetts carrier pay a driver $131,533 after firing him for refusing to drive after reaching the federal limit on hours.

Pilot program expands, some Mexican carriers issued out-of-service orders

| July 24, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program is about to get a 13th participant. Some participant trucks and drivers have been orders OOS recently.

House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

| July 23, 2013

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

Broker organization sues over hike in bond requirement

| July 19, 2013

AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.

Connecticut truckers welcome owner-operator law

| July 17, 2013

A new Connecticut law dealing with independent contractor status is being embraced by owner-operator advocates.

Hours-of-service break requirement top issue with new regs, enforcers say

| July 12, 2013

Though it's too soon to know exactly how enforcement of the new hours-of-service regulations are faring, the enforcement community to this point has noticed some confusion and many questions regarding the required 30-minute break.

Oregon legislature passes limited road user fee bill

| July 09, 2013

Oregon’s legislature has become the first nationwide to approve a voluntary road user fee for drivers of vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber reportedly is expected to sign the legislation that ...

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