Jill Dunn

DOT highway bill that would require detention time pay filed in U.S. House

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced the White House's Grow America Act, a six-year highway bill that would designate half a trillion to U.S. roadways in the next six years and mandate that truck operators be paid by their employers for on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Highway funding safe for 60 more days as Congress clears latest stopgap measure

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is the 33rd such short-term measure in the last decade.

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Port terminal operator to require truck drivers to stay in trucks at its terminals

By the end of 2016, APM Terminals’ will require all truckers entering their facilities to remain in their trucks.

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NTSB’s latest report still provides no cause for FedEx crash that left 10 dead

A year and a 2,150 pages later, officials still don’t know what caused a truck to cross the median and crash into a bus of high school students in Orland, Calif. But investigators can tell you what the trucker ate for breakfast that morning.

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Striking port truckers return to work following deal with carriers

Southern California truckers demanding to be reclassified as company employees have quit striking at three of the four non-union drayage firms they began picketing last Monday.

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California truckers continue strike over misclassification claims

California truckers serving the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to strike, picketing their drayage company employers and demanding to be reclassified as employees instead of contractors.

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Truckers picket at SoCal ports, demand to be classified as employees

Port truckers for four companies serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles began picketing April 27 demanding they be reclassified as employees and not independent contractors.

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DOT should look at uniforming oversize and overweight permitting practices, GAO says

The GAO recommended last month that the DOT identify the best practices for states’ oversize and overweight permitting, including studying automated vehicle routing and escort driver certification.

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Truckers, here’s a chance to rate shippers

American truckers may participate in Ontario Trucking Association’s survey that seeks to rate treatment from U.S. and Canadian shipper and receivers.

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CDC: Hundreds of truckers die annually from not wearing seatbelt

33 percent of truckers who died in 2012 crashes had skipped seat belts, but up to 40 percent would have lived if they had buckled up.

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