Jill Dunn

Worker advocacy groups say nearly 70 percent of port truckers misclassified as contractors

| February 24, 2014

Nearly 50,000 of the 75,000 port truckers in the U.S. are misclassified as independent contractors, according to a recent report, which says the misclassification costs federal and state governments significant tax losses.

In-cab filming of drivers for disciplinary reasons OK’d by Calif. attorney general

| February 21, 2014

California’s attorney general has concluded carriers contracting companies that provide continuous video of drivers may use this data for disciplinary purposes.

Hours, logbook violations get Mexican carrier booted from pilot program

| February 12, 2014

For the first time since the program's 2011 inception, the FMCSA has revoked the authority of a Mexican carrier participating in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Drivers had not complied with hours regs and failed ...

Tolls could drop on NYC bridge

| February 11, 2014

Truckers may soon qualify for a 20 percent toll discount on a New York City bridge if they make more than 10 crossings that month using E-Z Pass.  On Feb. 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced reaching ...

FDA wants stricter standards for some reefer haulers

| February 11, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published Feb. 5 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will require some food haulers to take extra measures when transporting food with the greatest risk for contamination.

Bond co. owner indicted for defrauding motor carrier trust funds

| February 07, 2014

A federal investigation that began four years ago following a request by the Transportation Intermediaries Association has resulted in the indictment of a California bond company owner on charges of defrauding motor carrier trust funds.

Court denies review of FMCSA fatigue policies

| January 30, 2014

A federal appeals court has dismissed the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's request for review of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's enforcement policies regarding driver fatigue.

Trucking co. owner sentenced for underpaying drivers, ordered to pay $273k

| January 29, 2014

The owner of a defunct Illinois trucking company has been sent to prison and ordered to pay $273,118 to former drivers for falsifying payroll on a federal contract.

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