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TWIC fees cut

Applicants for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials will pay slightly less starting March 19.

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Teamsters challenges Mexican trucker safety

Union countered to halt cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which was preceded by Mexico filing a brief.

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Report: EPA underestimated compliance costs

Report claims agency underestimated emission compliance costs for new trucks by a factor of two to five for model years 2004-2010.

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FTR forecasts higher growth, driver pay

The driver shortage resulted from a “cyclical drag,” which is the industry’s inability to recruit and employ drivers fast enough, and a “regulatory drag” brought on by new government rules.

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FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

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Trucking company owner sentenced for fraud

A Minnesota trucking company operator faces 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding owner-operators out of back pay.

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Trucking company owner sentenced for defrauding owner-operators

A Minnesota trucking company operator faces 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding owner-operators out of back pay.

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California fines carriers over air quality

California Air Resources Board just settled 33 cases of air quality violations for nearly $227,000 in penalties.

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EEOC charges Celadon violated disability act

Agency alleges carrier unlawfully subjected driver applicants to medical screenings and rejected them because of disabilities or perceived disabilities.

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Federal, state governments review owner-operator status

Federal and state entities increasingly are questioning if owner-operators should be regarded as employees for tax purposes.

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