Jill Dunn

FMCSA reinstates informal hearings as way to contest violations

| April 04, 2014

FMCSA has reinstated informal hearings as an additional way to contest enforcement cases, and this time the option is available nationwide.

Canadians mull back-to-work bill for Vancouver’s port truckers

| March 26, 2014

Canadian lawmakers are considering legislation that would heavily fine Port Vancouver’s union truckers if they do not resume work after a 90-day cooling-off period.

Teamsters strike agreement with Calif. port carrier on drivers’ right to unionize

| March 24, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board has negotiated a settlement between a California carrier and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to post notice about the right to unionize.

Pre-inspection pilot program for U.S.-Canada border crossings enters second phase

| March 21, 2014

A pilot program intended to test the feasibility of reducing wait time and congestion for truck crossings at the U.S.-Canadian border has entered its second phase at Peace Bridge, at the crossing between Fort Eerie, ...

FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

| March 20, 2014

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

New Mexico expands CDL retesting opportunities

| March 19, 2014

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a bill that will increase the number of times the CDL knowledge test may be taken from three times per year to twice a week.

Trucker strike, shutdown continues at Port Vancouver as owner-ops reject proposal

| March 13, 2014

Container truck traffic has fallen 85 percent at Canada’s Port Vancouver, where union and non-union truckers have rejected a mediator’s return-to-work proposal. The unionized Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association and United Truckers Association, the port’s owner-operator organization, ...

Independent contractor status in question: What’s happening with ‘misclassification’ efforts nationwide

| March 11, 2014

Trucking and labor nationwide are engaged in a debate over what determines independent contractor status, as lawmakers and courts consider whether owner-operators should be classified as employees.

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