Jill Dunn

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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Investigators targeted 193 carriers using CSA data in 2014 enforcement blitz

Investigators used driver performance data from the FMCSA’s CSA algorithm to target nearly 200 companies for on-site interventions. Officers also made contact with nearly 20,000 commercial drivers.

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29 ports on the West Coast face shutdowns as labor dispute continues

Ports up and down the West Coast are in the midst of another partial shutdown for a five-day period, despite pressure from retail advocates, a mounting backlog of cargo and intervention by a federal mediator.

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West Coast ports reopen after labor dispute threatened closure

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reopened Monday following partial closures of the weekend spurred by the ongoing labor disagreements between port employers and unionized dockworkers. The labor dispute pertains to 29 West Coast ports.

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‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

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Study: Exhaust from newer diesel engines not linked to cancer

Lifetime exposure to modern diesel exhaust does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the first comprehensive study of the matter.

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Truckers get $2 million from carriers after court deems them misclassified as contractors

A California court has ordered San Diego-based carrier Pacer Cartage to pay seven of its drivers more than $2 million in back pay for what it deemed to be wage theft by the carrier.

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Major carrier ordered to pay $119k to driver in wrongful firing suit

Old Dominion Freight Line has been ordered to pay one of its former drivers $119,612 in back wages after a court ruled the carrier wrongfully fired the driver after he self-reported alcohol abuse.

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