Jill Dunn

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

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

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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Trucking groups back bill to reform transportation worker ID program

Trucking organizations are applauding a bill recently introduced to streamline the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program and establish an advisory committee for surface transportation and maritime security issues.

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Gunman who shot Pa. trucker sentenced to 5-10 years in prison

The gunman, a former dispatcher, attacked the trucker with a towing chain in the company’s parking lot. The Georgian national shot the PEG driver with a borrowed 9 mm gun before fleeing by car with his accomplices. The trucker has since recovered from the gunshot wound.

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R.I.’s trucks-only toll plan approved by DOT, truck group vows to continue fight

The tolls will be used to reconstruct or replace 34 bridges. "The trucking industry remains unified and resolute in its fight against this policy," said R.I.'s trucking association. "We will use every resource and tactic available to us to win in the political, legal and commerce arenas."

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Five states waive hours regs for fuel haulers due to pipeline spill

These five states have suspended hours of service rules for fuel transporters in light of a pipeline leak that spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of gasoline.

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Nebraska dinging truckers with random inspection sprees

Through the fall, these blitzes will continue to target commercial vehicles with routes that usually do not go outside cities or by weigh stations. MAPS teams consist of 20-24 Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division officers and are largely funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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