Jill Dunn

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.

Maryland House bill proposes fuels-tax changes

| March 11, 2013

Maryland bill HB 1515 would generate an additional $3.4 billion for state highway and transit projects in part with a new 2 percent motor fuel sales and equivalent use-tax rate on retail gas price.

Minnesota governor wants new tax on trucking

| March 04, 2013

New data and opposition to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget might impact his plan to institute a 5.5 percent sales tax on trucking and other services.

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