Jill Dunn

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.

Oregon governor asks port to address wait time for truckers

| February 28, 2014

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the Port of Portland to “seek immediate independent review” of equipment dockworkers say has caused excessive wait times for truckers at one port terminal.

Vancouver port truckers plan shutdown for Feb. 26

| February 25, 2014

Truckers serving Canada’s Port Vancouver plan to stop work Feb. 26 in protest of excessive wait time and other issues.

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