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.
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.
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.
Historically, Arkansas case law has not consistently supported a finding of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors.
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Nest week, the FMCSA will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule, which implements the agency's authority to shut down a carrier.
Medical Certs extended to 1/1/15
The FMCSA will hold a public listenting session on 1/13/14 in Nashville, TN
The FMCSA has declsred two Walterboro, SC based trucking companies and one driver, Clarence Edward Risher Jr.
The FMCSA has ordered La Based passenger carrier John Andrew Ciego dba "Its Good Promotion" to immediately cease operations.
KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Mission Hills, Kansas woman was indicted by a federal grand jury today for using numerous foreign trusts and secret Cayman Island bank accounts as part of a scheme to avoid paying more than $7 million in income taxes and for lying to federal authorities concerning her Cayman Island interests.
The FMCSA announced that it has shut down five household goods moving companies in Florida, South Carolina and Maryland.
Yesterday, New York became the latest state to partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to step up enforcement against employers suspected of misclassifying workers as independent contractors. In a move designed to send a clear message to employers, officials from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the New York Dept. of Labor, and the New York Attorney General’s Office signed memoranda of understanding that will enable the agencies to share information and coordinate enforcement efforts. Fourteen other states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois and Massachusetts, have signed similar agreements.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) is set to publish regulations in the October 1, 2013 edition of the Federal Register implementing various provisions of MAP-21. The FMCSA is taking the position that the regulations are mandated by Congress and that the agency is not exercising any discretion by promulgating the regulations.