Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.
Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop in time to miss it. Could he have prevented the accident?
More voices in support of raising fuel taxes as a means to fund the nation's attention-starved highways came this week at a Senate committee held to discuss creation of the next highway reauthorization bill.
The Department of Energy has once again upwardly revised its forecast for 2014's average diesel price, pushing it up another 2 cents to $3.83 — still a 9-cent drop from 2013's average — in its Short Term Energy Outlook. 2015's price is expected to fall a dime, too.
Nearly all of the outstanding lawsuits against fuel providers in the "hot fuel" cases have been dismissed by plaintiffs, as 22 lawsuits were dropped against 15 fuel providers.
CARB has filed a motion o dismiss one of three counts the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has brought against it in a lawsuit challenging its emissions regulations.
FMCSA announced it has shut down an Illinois-based driver with an imminent hazard out-of-service order after a fatal crash led to the discovery he had driven well over HOS limits and falsified his logs to conceal the violations.
A proposed rule establishing a database of CDL holders who have failed or refused to take a drug test will soon be published, FMCSA announced Feb. 12. The rule would require carriers to upload positive drug test results and query the database annually and when making new hires.
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