Jill Dunn

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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Trucking co.’s, drivers, dispatchers indicted in multi-million fuel skimming scam

Twenty-nine truckers, three dispatchers and nine heating oil companies were among the 44 indicted in a multi-million-dollar scheme that shorted New York City customers ranging from a homeless shelter to police departments.

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Shifting truck ownership costs a major question facing truckers fighting ‘misclassification’ claims at ports

While the employment classification debate continues in Southern California ports, some truckers are mulling how changes in job status could affect responsibility of truck costs like insurance, truck payments, maintenance and more.

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Rhode Island trucking group counters trucks-only toll plan

RITA’s plan excludes tolling, but does increase costs for truckers. It would create more than $220 million over four years. Island lawmakers ended session June 25 without approving Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to repair infrastructure with truck-only tolls on about two dozen bridges.

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Some truckers end striking in SoCal, others continue

Strikes ended at three of the four Los Angeles port companies under protest by truckers, while the city’s Council has approved a measure asking port employers to adhere to labor laws for drivers.

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More truckers join strikes at LA-area ports, want classification as employees

Truckers at a fourth Los Angeles drayage company began striking last week, continuing a months-long protest by port drivers at LA-area ports who want to be classified as employees, not contractors.

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