Drivers’ case against Wal-Mart Trans. over unpaid on-duty time gets class-action certification

| September 17, 2014

A federal court in California has ruled a lawsuit brought by drivers against Wal-Mart Transportation may proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The driver plaintiffs claim that between 1993 and now, they did not receive the minimum wage required by state law, nor were they allowed to take their state-required meal and rest breaks.

California dabbling with replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

| September 17, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

| September 17, 2014

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

CEVA Ground increases owner-op pay

| September 16, 2014

CEVA Ground announced it is increasing rates for its owner-operator drivers in the U.S. The announcement, it says, was done as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Owner-operators for the company will now get $1 a ...

Report: Trucking’s fatal injury count fell 8 percent last year

| September 16, 2014

Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows 461 fatalities occurred in 2013 among private sector trucking jobs — an 8 percent drop from the previous year.

DOT: Proposed speed limiter rule coming in Feb., insurance increase next month

| September 16, 2014

A federal regulation upping the amount of liability insurance carriers must have is still slated to be published as a proposed rule next month, while the department’s rule to require use of speed limiters on heavy trucks and its Safety Fitness Determination rule are now projected to be published as proposed rules in early 2015.

Diesel price continues downward spiral, still at lowest point since mid-2012

| September 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Sept. 15, according to the Department of Energy, who reported it as down another 1.3 cents to $3.801.

Driver Appreciation week is on: A roundup of happenings

| September 15, 2014

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 20. Here’s a roundup of announcements we’ve seen about events or promotions related to Driver Appreciation Week.

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