Jill Dunn

Fuel-tax hike for highway funding eyed in Senate finance committee

| June 26, 2014

A plan to keep federal highway funding solvent through December no longer includes a hike in the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax hike, but has been amended to increase the fuel tax.

Former FMCSA administrator supports suspension of restart restrictions

| June 26, 2014

Annette Sandberg comes out in support of suspending restart restrictions introduced in 2013; nearly six in 10 Overdrive readers believe doing so would positive impact highway safety.

Teamsters’ case against Green Fleet Systems goes to labor board

| June 23, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board will hear arguments Aug. 25 from a California trucking company and the Teamsters union after vacating their informal agreement regarding union activity.

California considering replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

| June 12, 2014

California could become the third West Coast state to test the feasibility of replacing state fuel excise tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

Third lawsuit filed in FedEx truck crash that killed 10

| May 23, 2014

A third lawsuit has been filed in the California collision between a FedEx truck and bus of high school students that left 10 dead.

Schneider to pay $21M to settle labor lawsuit from warehouse workers

| May 23, 2014

Schneider Logistics Transloading and Distribution and Wal-Mart have agreed to pay $21 million to settle a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought by 1,800 Southern California warehouse workers.

CARB fines for trucking companies total $2.2 million last year

| May 16, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board Diesel penalized truck and bus fleets a total of $2,177,813 last year for non-compliance with state diesel risk reduction programs.

Low participation plaguing cross-border trucking program with Mexico

| May 12, 2014

Five months remain in the pilot cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which has continued to report few safety violations but low participation: Just 13 carriers have authority, compared to the nearly 50 FMCSA said it ...

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