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California’s high court rules carrier misclassified drivers as independent contractors

Drivers signed on as independent contractors for the Long Beach, Calif.-based Pac Anchor Transportation were misclassified as contractors and should have instead been classified as employees of the carrier, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week.

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New study highlights state truck enforcement disparities

The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.

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Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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Diesel price continues tumbling, hits 8-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, marking the fourth consecutive week the price fell. It’s still at its lowest point since mid-November 2013.

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Trucking’s future looks great — for those who can adapt

Freight’s going to be moving in 2025, and there will be money behind it: The question is will you be one of the ones hauling it?

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Overdrive presents show trucks, trucking talent, business ed at Dallas show

The Great American Trucking Show will host the Pride & Polish National Championship, educational opportunities, the finale of the Truckers Talent Search and the crowning of Overdrive's Most Beautiful winner.

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Drivers, OOIDA get $3M settlement in class-action suit against C.R. England

A federal court has approved a $3 million class action settlement over truth-in-leasing regulations in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against C.R. England Inc.

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OOIDA gets behind drivers’ class-action lawsuit against FMCSA, pre-employment reports

OOIDA this week expressed its support for the six truck drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against trucking regulators, claiming they divulged to potential employers too much information about their prior violations.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Navistar hit with another class-action suit over alleged EGR-only engine defects

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar-International and its MaxxForce engine line has been made public, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and concealing those defects from truck buyers.

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PIB tip: Get full disclosure in finance contracts

Get full disclosure before you sign a finance contract. Here's why.

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