Jill Dunn

Carrier ordered by labor department to pay $2 million in pension to 515 drivers

| January 21, 2014

On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced 401(k) pension benefits would be restored to drivers for Lange Trucking Inc. on U.S. Postal Service contracts.

Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

| January 21, 2014

Washington researchers have found obesity rates vary significantly by occupation, with truckers having the highest prevalence at 39 percent. Similar studies have found obesity rates among truckers even higher than that.

10 indicted in decade-long cargo theft operation, will be tried in February

| January 16, 2014

Ten men have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million in trucks, trailers and cargo in a period of more than 10 years, and their trial is set ...

New York targets owner-operator misclassification

| January 16, 2014

In a bill supported by both the New York Motor Carrier Association and the Teamsters, the state is changing misclassification rules to bolster legit contractors and punish misclassification violators.

Supreme Court denies review of FMCSA’s pilot program with Mexico

| January 13, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to hear its case against the federal cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

Deadline for drivers to comply with medical certification rule coming Jan. 30

| January 02, 2014

Truck drivers have until Jan. 30 to self-certify their operating status and provide medical examiner’s certificates to state driver licensing agencies.

National Association of Independent Truckers founder indicted for tax evasion

| December 18, 2013

A federal grand jury has indicted a high-profile entrepreneur and former trucking insurance leader for more than $7 million in tax evasion.

E-log mandate rule could come next week, driver coercion rule in March

| December 16, 2013

The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23. ...

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