Jill Dunn

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.

DOT tells appeals court federal law does not supersede Calif.’s lunch break law

| March 07, 2014

Federal preemption does not prevent California's meal-and-rest regulations from applying to truck drivers, the U.S. Department of Transportation told an appellate court this week.

House approves bill to exempt some fuel haulers from hours regs until May 31

| March 05, 2014

U.S. House members have approved a measure that would extend hours-of-service exemptions for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31.

More truckers join strike at Vancouver port over wait times, rates

| March 04, 2014

Union drivers plan to join a non-union truckers’ strike at Canada’s Port Vancouver. Port officials are considering solutions, and they have obtained an injunction against protestors disrupting operations.

Truckers protest at Vancouver port, disrupt operations

| March 03, 2014

Stakeholders at Canada’s Port Vancouver say protesting non-union truckers have attempted to intimidate drivers working the facility, while the port’s container hauler union may strike, too.

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