Jill Dunn

Truckers still have time to finish Christmas shopping online

Truckers can still order last-minute gifts delivered by Christmas or arrange in-store pickup through Christmas Eve.

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Deck the rigs: Light-adorned tractor-trailers to lead Christmas parades starting Saturday

Lighted truck and tractor parades used to be more common in rural America and helped mark the close of the working year. Today, trucker themed holiday parades continue in a few locations scattered across the Pacific states.

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Rhode Island delays rollout of trucks-only toll plan

Rhode Island officials won’t deliver the state's deliver truck-only tolls until after Christmas, to allow sufficient time for comment on the environmental impact of initiating tolling at the first two of 14 locations where gantries will be built.

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Seven drivers seek $150k each from carrier over misclassification claims

The Teamster-backed Justice for Port Drivers says California Multimodal made illegal deductions to the truckers’ paychecks and did not reimburse business expenses.

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LA-area truckers end strike by picketing at City Hall

Truckers working in drayage operations in Southern California ports held a week-long strike last week to protest what they say is employee misclassification and the costs of compliance with area ports' emissions reduction plans. They marched to LA City Hall last week to air their concerns to the city's government.

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Missourians say show me the I-70 project money; state plan includes trucks-only lanes

Missouri leaders continue pondering how to pay for a 200-mile reconstruction of deteriorating I-70. Efforts to ban tolls on the project are ongoing. The most expensive proposal for the project includes four trucks-only lanes.

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Werner ordered to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

The class represents more than 50,000 truckers who participated in Drivers Management, LLC, which trains and employs Werner’s drivers, during the six-year period ending Aug. 1, 2014.

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Fleet conglomerate XPO ordered to pay $1M to another set of drivers in classification case

A federal court has upheld the California Labor Commissioner’s total award of $958,660 to five XPO Cartage truckers misclassified as independent contractors, while the company is appealing April’s similar but separate ruling regarding four owner-operators.

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Carrier challenges assertion it owes $6M for stolen load of pharmaceuticals

Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation, plans to ask the courts to reconsider a recent order that could put the carrier on the hook for a nearly $6 million claim against a stolen load of pharmaceuticals.

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Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four truckers for wage law violations, including under a 2016 state law mandating compensating "nonproductive time.”

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