Jill Dunn

Trucker gets $45k after wrongful firing determination

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered that a New York trucking company pay a driver $45,000 after he was fired for reporting mechanical safety problems.

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East Coast hammered by winter storm: Hours waivers, truck bans and more in wake of ‘Snowzilla’

An Eastern blizzard of historic proportions has stranded truckers and resulted in Pennsylvania restricting vehicles, New York City banning travel and nearly half a dozen states declaring states of emergency. Also, two states have suspended hours-of-service rules for some truckers, and more states are expected to follow suit.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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Two major ports propose banning older trucks from entry

The proposal also would deny access to trucks with 1994 and 1995 engines by Jan. 1, 2018.

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Debate set to resume on state’s trucks-only toll plan

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only toll proposal faces increased opposition when legislators return to work this week.

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Truckers get $7M in back pay following misclassification claims, strikes

In July, Pac 9 drivers began their sixth and indefinite strike to protest what it says is unfair labor practices at the Carson-based company. The California Labor Commissioner has concluded 38 Pacific 9 Transportation drivers are employees — not contractors — and that the drayage company owes them $6,926,279 in wages.

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Rhode Island truckers demand access to documents in trucks-only toll plan

The Rhode Island Trucking Association has made a public records request on a truck-only toll plan to fund repair of the island’s deteriorated infrastructure.

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Gift guide: A few Christmas present options for the trucker in your life

Online gift buying spares truckers the logistical tangle of in-store purchases, but many still find Christmas daunting, even when buying presents for family and friends in the industry. Here's a guide to help you find a gift for a truck driver on your gift list.

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Canadian port truckers score $150k in back wages following gov’t audit

Several Port of Metro Vancouver truckers have received a total of $152,140 from three companies after province authorities concluded the carriers had not complied with a pay agreement reached in 2014.

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When and where to find this year’s trucking Christmas parades

Northern California leads the nation in trucker Christmas parades, with the best-known launched in the late ‘70s with a truck convoy to the White House.

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