Regulations

OSHA orders carrier to pay driver $123k in refusal to drive case

| April 29, 2014

The Department of Labor has ordered an Iowa-based carrier to pay a driver $123,203 in back wages and reinstate him after the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the carrier to have violated federal retaliation laws.

CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

| April 25, 2014

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

ELD mandate could pave way for time-based pay prevalence

| April 25, 2014

At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours...

Parking shortage: DOT looking for driver feedback

| April 24, 2014

The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from drivers about the challenges they face in finding parking and when and where shortages occur.

Hours rule flaws: Study finds fault in FMCSA research, calls for review of rule

| April 23, 2014

The research used by FMCSA to justify its hours of service rule is seriously flawed and calls into question the entirety of the rule itself, said the American Transportation Research Institute in a study released this week.

Drivers stand to benefit from ELDs?

| April 23, 2014

Jack Roberts, writing in CCJ, highlights "growing evidence that ELDs won’t be all bad for drivers" and the core of ELD opposition as of a piece with reaction to the growing "surveillance state"...

CARB public meeting to be webcast

| April 23, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m. PDT, the California Air Resources Board will discuss and take public comment on some compliance alternatives proposed for its Statewide Truck and Bus Rule.

Checking in with ‘Truckers against CARB’ — rally, public meeting Thursday

| April 22, 2014

Video interview with Loren Hutnick about his "Truckers Against CARB" rally planned for Thursday in Sacramento, as CARB takes up public comment on the flexibility-enhancement provisions it introduced earlier in the year.

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