Jill Dunn

FMCSA: Hearing-impaired drivers who can’t speak OK to hold CDL

Truckers who are hearing impaired and can communicate English -- but don’t speak it -- are not barred from having a CDL, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said this month.

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Two owner-operators get court victory in labor law, classification dispute

A federal judge has ordered a California carrier to reinstate two owner-operators and cease illegal labor activities.

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Teamsters score historic first when FedEx drivers vote to join

For the first time, FedEx drivers in the U.S. have voted to join the Teamsters union. In a 26-18 vote held Oct. 14, FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa., elected to join the union.

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$3.5 million awarded over trucker’s wrongful death

A Fresno County, Calif., jury returned the verdict on behalf of a California trucker who died in a truck fire caused by an extremely damaged transmission.

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Mexican carriers reportedly seek arbitration in cross-border long-haul dispute

Canacar reportedly has filed for arbitration against the United States because the Mexican trucking association says its neighbor continues to violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Questions remain for cross-border trucking as pilot program nears end

With the expiration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico coming Oct. 14, both the future of cross-border trucking and the effectiveness of the agency's three-year test are unclear.

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Teamsters win vote at Con-way terminal

The Teamsters had its first success at Con-way after drivers and dock workers at the company’s Laredo, Texas, terminal voted 55-49 to join the union.

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California dabbling with replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

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Report: Trucking’s fatal injury count fell 8 percent last year

Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows 461 fatalities occurred in 2013 among private sector trucking jobs — an 8 percent drop from the previous year.

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OOIDA lawsuit against NY’s road-use tax gets class-action certification

New York has granted class-action certification to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's lawsuit against the state-required registration and decal fees for out-of-state trucks.

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