On Dec. 16, President Barack Obama signed the appropriations bill, which suspended the enforcement of the required 34-hour restart for truck drivers, including two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. once-per-week.
The first of many dominos dropped today when one trucking operation announced it is abandoning its owner-operator business model in the California port trucking, due to what it believes is an unfriendly business climate in the state.
This case follows in the footsteps of the Roadway Package System, Inc. (326 NLRB No. 72, Aug. 1998) National labor Relations board case.
Anne Ferro will step down next month from her post as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has served as Administrator since 2009.
This is going to be a game changer for all interstate trucking companies across the United States because it sets a precedent. If you want to do the industry a favor, you need to forward this to everyone you know.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced in a Federal Register Notice this week that beginning August 23, 2014, motor carriers and drivers will be able to request the removal of roadside inspection violations from agency data systems to more accurately reflect outcomes of judicial proceedings.
Pacific 9 Transportation, a Los Angeles-area port trucker, and the Teamsters have reached a settlement agreement that bars the carrier from penalizing drivers who support the union’s effort to organize them.
All declared to be imminent hazards to public safety
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has ordered the immediate shut-down of four motor carriers, each for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their companies' own drivers, passengers and the public at risk.
March 13, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday unveiled its proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.
A break the IRS gave to trucking over the filing of the heavy vehicle use tax more than two years ago is now coming back to haunt some people.
It just doesn’t pay to try to fool the FMCSA
A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to federal charges filed last year charging he helped violate an out-of-service order, according to the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General.
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Connecticut Law Enforces Road Safety during Cold Weather, Potentially Causes Danger for Truckers
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