STAA

Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explained

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

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New Prime Inc. ordered to pay $100k to driver it allegedly retaliated against

New Prime Inc., part of mega fleet Prime Inc., has been ordered to pay a former driver $100,000 after OSHA deemed it submitted damaging information about the driver to DAC in retaliation. The carrier is appealing the ruling.

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Carrier ordered to pay back wages, rehire driver fired for refusing to drive over hours

A federal agency has ordered a Massachusetts carrier pay a driver $131,533 after firing him for refusing to drive after reaching the federal limit on hours.

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Motor Carriers Road Atlas

The 30th Edition Motor Carriers Road Atlas includes revised state and province maps, with updated mileages, additional suburb, town and small city names and better urban area representation. The maps have updates that show trucking-designated highways from the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. Changes in the truck-specific state contact information include operating authority contacts, emergency police and vehicle registration.. The book includes a 22-page mileage directory with more than 40,000 truck-route-specific mileages. RAND MCNALLY, www.randmcnally.com,

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