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TIA, OOIDA support proposed language change to eliminate highway bill ‘poison pill’ for Unrated carriers

The proposed change, to be considered this week during House highway bill debate, notably excludes the thousands of Conditional rated carriers operating amid increasing difficulty obtaining a review after correcting problems.

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No breaks for brakes: Virginia State Police lead the nation in brake violation focus

The latest in Overdrive's CSA's Data Trail series: A no-frills approach to inspections also puts this state near the top for maintenance violations overall.

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Podcast: Will Congress pass CSA-crippling highway bill?

Greg Cohen, president of the Highway Users Alliance, talks with Overdrive about the chances of Congress passing a bill to hide CSA scores and force FMCSA to fix the program. Cohen also talks tolling provisions, size and weight reform and whether highway monies will go to rail projects.

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Cargo theft value sees big year-over-year drop in third quarter

Cargo thieves in the United States and Canada stole more than $22.5 million in cargo in the third quarter 2015, according to CargoNet’s preliminary quarterly report.

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Highway funding extended three weeks after Obama’s signature

President Barack Obama signed Thursday a bill to extend highway funding for 22 days through Nov. 20.

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Next Trucking — latest tech-enabled brokerage, freight-marketplace hybrid

Next Trucking's new Android smartphone app and freight marketplace connects broker iDC Logistics' universe of shippers directly to owner-operators.

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Paycheck checkup: The real spread between driver and contractor pay

It looks like the California spread of $17,400 between company driver and owner-operator earnings is overstated, at least as applied on the national scale. Instead, the $50,000-$60,000 range is now commonplace for many employed and leased long-haul truckers.

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Teamsters-led SoCal truckers strike grows, drivers demand better pay, conditions

The protesting truckers say they are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. Some drivers have been on strike since July, but the strike grew to new companies and to warehouse workers this week.

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Senate passes highway funding extension, secures road funds for another three weeks

The short-term measure is intended to give lawmakers additional time to pass a long-term highway funding bill.

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Truckers sue Amazon, claim online retailer denying them wages by classifying them as contractors

The truckers claim Amazon and carrier Scoobeez operate in “clear abuse of the independent contractor” model, part of a system they say allows the companies to skirt minimum wage laws and break requirements set by California labor laws.

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