Jill Dunn

California truckers continue strike over misclassification claims

California truckers serving the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to strike, picketing their drayage company employers and demanding to be reclassified as employees instead of contractors.

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Truckers picket at SoCal ports, demand to be classified as employees

Port truckers for four companies serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles began picketing April 27 demanding they be reclassified as employees and not independent contractors.

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DOT should look at uniforming oversize and overweight permitting practices, GAO says

The GAO recommended last month that the DOT identify the best practices for states’ oversize and overweight permitting, including studying automated vehicle routing and escort driver certification.

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Truckers, here’s a chance to rate shippers

American truckers may participate in Ontario Trucking Association’s survey that seeks to rate treatment from U.S. and Canadian shipper and receivers.

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CDC: Hundreds of truckers die annually from not wearing seatbelt

33 percent of truckers who died in 2012 crashes had skipped seat belts, but up to 40 percent would have lived if they had buckled up.

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Video: Trucker’s failed left turn leads to truck-train collision, crash still under investigation

North Carolina troopers say a 164-foot tractor-trailer and a passenger train collided recently after the trucker failed to negotiate a left turn at an intersection preceded by a railroad crossing.

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Owner-ops allege in lawsuit oilfield co. cheated them out of pay, seek class-action certification

Owner-operators are seeking class action certification in a lawsuit against an oilfield services company that allegedly provided misrepresentative settlement statements in order to underpay them.

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West Coast ports making moves to lower truck wait times in potentially months-long backlog clearance

Several of the 29 ports on the West Coast are taking measures to hasten the process of clearing the cargo backlog that’s built up in recent months due to strained and months-long labor negotiations between port managers and port workers.

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Labor dispute at West Coast ports comes to an end, truckers ask for backlog fee waivers

Trucking companies will spend months clearing the cargo, said the Intermodal Conference of the California Trucking Association, who has asked terminal operators and steamship lines to reduce or waive charges related to backlog.

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Obama sends Labor Secretary to aid in ongoing labor talks at West Coast ports

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez joined West Coast labor talks after port gridlock was exacerbated by another suspension of weekend vessel work.

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