Jill Dunn

Court ruling could allow Swift owner-operators to receive back pay, more

Court ruling could allow Swift owner-operators to receive back pay, more

About 5,000 of Swift’s 19,000 drivers are owner-operators, but only five owner-operators are involved in the lawsuit explicitly.

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State investigating claims that carrier closed, opened under new name to avoid paying drivers

State investigating claims that carrier closed, opened under new name to avoid paying drivers

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced state officials are looking into allegations a newly opened carrier is the reincarnation of a longtime trucking company that closed abruptly and told employees and vendors it could not pay them.

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After employees find carrier’s gates locked, Teamsters allege company reopened under new name

After employees find carrier's gates locked, Teamsters allege company reopened under new name

The Teamsters are protesting a new Minnesota carrier they allege siphoned the resources and customers of a nearby union trucking company that closed without warning.

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Head west for Christmas truck parades

Head west for Christmas truck parades

Less than a dozen U.S locations are in this unique category, which excludes parades not during the holiday season and Christmas fire truck parades. The Golden State has six such parades, while Oregon has two and Hawaii one. All these events are north of Sacramento and in southwest Oregon, in communities where logging is or has been key.

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Expansion of tolls on I-66 in Va. coming, general lanes to remain free for truckers

Expansion of tolls on I-66 in Va. coming, general lanes to remain free for truckers

Express Mobility Partners will maintain one express lane and three regular lanes in each direction between the Beltway/I-495 and U.S. Route 29. Despite the new lanes being toll lanes, the general use lanes will remain free for truckers.

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New York latest state to pass anti-indemnity law protecting truckers from freight damage

New York latest state to pass anti-indemnity law protecting truckers from freight damage

New York has become the 45th state to void indemnity clauses holding trucking companies responsible for damaged goods, regardless of fault.

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Trucker sentenced, others arrested in trucking-related drug enforcement

A trucker has been sentenced for transporting cocaine, and other trucking-related drug enforcement took place at the U.S.-Mexico borders in California and Texas.

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Court rules PSP reports don’t violate driver privacy

Court rules PSP reports don’t violate driver privacy

In 2014, six truckers filed a class action suit, but the federal district court rejected arguments that FMCSA’s inclusion of less serious violations in PSP reports violates applicants’ privacy and that the agency lacks authority to release it.

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Peak season hours changes begin this week at ports

Peak season hours changes begin this week at ports

Some U.S. ports continue to monitor and adjust gate hours as peak shipping season winds down toward Christmas.

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California deadline for ordering DPFs for reefer units is Oct. 31

The California Air Resources Board reminds 2009 model reefer unit owners Monday, Oct. 31 is the deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters to retrofit reefer engines. Owner-operators can also apply for an extension, if they meet certain criteria.

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