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Truckers get $7M in back pay following misclassification claims, strikes

In July, Pac 9 drivers began their sixth and indefinite strike to protest what it says is unfair labor practices at the Carson-based company. The California Labor Commissioner has concluded 38 Pacific 9 Transportation drivers are employees — not contractors — and that the drayage company owes them $6,926,279 in wages.

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‘Beyond compliance’ public meetings to be held in January

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold two public listening sessions about the potential benefits and feasibility of “beyond compliance” incentives for carriers.

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash indicted on homicide, assault charges

Kevin Roper, the truck driver at the center of the fatal June 2014 tractor-trailer crash involving actor Tracy Morgan, has been indicted on the manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges brought against him in the aftermath of the crash, court records show.

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Van spot market update — volume, rates relatively steady into holiday week

Van load availability slipped 5 percent last week and truck capacity edged up 1 percent, pushing the average load-to-truck ratio down from 1.7 to 1.6 loads per truck.

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National fuel prices drop below $2.30 per gallon average

Diesel prices across the U.S. dropped for a sixth consecutive week during the week ending Dec. 21, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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ELD mandate pre-2000 exemption: Manufacture date or model year?

The short answer is that FMCSA intends to draw the line according to model year, not date of manufacture. The long answer is that mixing language on model year and date of manufacture only complicates things for operators, eventual enforcement...

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FMCSA launches first phase of Unified Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the first phase of its new Unified Registration System on Dec. 12.

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Navistar nears settlement with SEC in emissions-related probe

Navistar International said Thursday the company hopes to pay a fine as part of a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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President signs spending package that includes continuation of 34-hour restart regs suspension

The U.S. House passed Friday the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that continues the suspension of certain 2013-implemented hours-of-service rules.

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Mailbag: Answering a few ELD mandate questions, and more trucking views

In this Channel 19 edition of Overdrive Radio podcast edition a few ELD-mandate-related questions answered, and a round-up of ongoing commentary coming in on the podcast line...

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