Jill Dunn

Truckers strike at L.A. port over wages, working conditions

The Port of Los Angeles has reported no cargo traffic disruptions during the first day of an indefinite truckers strike over wages and working conditions at three area drayage companies.

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Fuel-tax hike for highway funding eyed in Senate finance committee

A plan to keep federal highway funding solvent through December no longer includes a hike in the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax hike, but has been amended to increase the fuel tax.

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Former FMCSA administrator supports suspension of restart restrictions

Annette Sandberg comes out in support of suspending restart restrictions introduced in 2013; nearly six in 10 Overdrive readers believe doing so would positive impact highway safety.

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Teamsters’ case against Green Fleet Systems goes to labor board

The National Labor Relations Board will hear arguments Aug. 25 from a California trucking company and the Teamsters union after vacating their informal agreement regarding union activity.

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California considering replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

California could become the third West Coast state to test the feasibility of replacing state fuel excise tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

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Third lawsuit filed in FedEx truck crash that killed 10

A third lawsuit has been filed in the California collision between a FedEx truck and bus of high school students that left 10 dead.

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Schneider to pay $21M to settle labor lawsuit from warehouse workers

Schneider Logistics Transloading and Distribution and Wal-Mart have agreed to pay $21 million to settle a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought by 1,800 Southern California warehouse workers.

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CARB fines for trucking companies total $2.2 million last year

California’s Air Resources Board Diesel penalized truck and bus fleets a total of $2,177,813 last year for non-compliance with state diesel risk reduction programs.

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Low participation plaguing cross-border trucking program with Mexico

Five months remain in the pilot cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which has continued to report few safety violations but low participation: Just 13 carriers have authority, compared to the nearly 50 FMCSA said it would need.

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Court upholds trucker’s death penalty conviction

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence of a trucker convicted for the 2007 murders of his boss and the company safety director.

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