Jill Dunn

Cross-border program with Mexico prevails in court

| April 22, 2013

A U.S. appeals court has rejected arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico, saying none of the arguments brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association were persuasive enough ...

States eye ways to keep rest stops open

| April 19, 2013

Louisiana and New Hampshire recently advanced legislation that would permit private sponsorship to help fund rest areas, while New Jersey has slowed down on the idea.

Ohio approves 2.7 percent toll hike, speed limit increases

| April 15, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill which includes a proposed 2.7 percent annual increase in Turnpike truck tolls through 2023 and approves speed increases on some roadways.

C.R. England appeals $1.3 million judgement to OOIDA

| April 11, 2013

C.R. England is appealing a federal court’s final judgment favoring the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in its 11-year-old class-action suit.

U.S. pilot program will pre-inspect trucks in Canada

| April 08, 2013

U.S. and Canadian officials have agreed to create a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot project on Canadian soil.

FMCSA sets new state CDL testing standards

| April 01, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will revise testing and standards for commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits.

States addressing contractor misclassification problems

| March 25, 2013

New Jersey’s legislature is one of at least five state assemblies considering changes in employee and contractor classification.

Agency makes GPS training standard for new entry-level drivers

| March 13, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued recommendations on Global Positioning Systems and will require entry-level CDL holders receive training on use.

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