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ASECTT group presses ahead on CSA, safety rating reform and other issues

In addition to its chief concern over reliance on CSA SMS scores in safety assessment, ASECTT now turns attention to reform of the safety-audit system and federal preemption of state wage/hour laws and independent contractor classification, among other issues.

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Favor for minimum wage hike growing among truckers

Since Overdrive queried readers in 2014 about prospects for the $7.25/hour minimum wage, more truckers today believe it’s time to raise the wage, following a series of states and localities that have raised their own minimums.

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POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

With California moving toward a phased-in $15/hr minimum wage over the next several years, and other states eyeing similar proposals, should the $7.25/hr minimum wage be hiked?

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State of freight: Market pressure on driver pay stalled?

Though recent years have shown better trends, with pay rising fairly sharply for company drivers and independents alike, there's evidence from carrier surveys that such increases have now lulled. Lower volume expectations indicate increases in driver pay could be limited in 2016.

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Podcast: Highway bill effort to resolve federal/state legal conflict over carrier services, driver wages

New court interpretations of the FAAAA introduce contradictions between federal and state law (particularly in California) that challenge percentage- and mileage-based compensation. In this podcast, legislation currently under consideration to resolve the issue.

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ATA: Driver pay generally exceeds U.S. average, carriers diversifying pay methods

How does driver pay stack up to pay in other industries? According to ATA, drivers fare well, especially those at private fleets.

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POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

With many states going well above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour, is it time the U.S. government raised its own minimum? Weigh in on the subject via this poll and in comments.

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Data analysis: Ten years isn’t a lifetime…for Yoda

"As much as I'd like to be able to write a happy ending for the hours of service story, I can't. The HOS are just the tip of the iceberg."

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Driver shortage: Countdown to a capacity crunch, and a boost in rates?

Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.

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California domestic workers and truck drivers; $1,500 for a few words

Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.

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