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.
Two trucking company owners have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Nashville on charges of U.S. Depatment of Transportation safety and maintenance regulations.
The FMCSA has begun a two-week strike force of passengers bus safety inspections across the U.S.
Judge rejected 30 minute break for short haul drivers.
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U S Transportation Secretary Foxx announced a proposal to eliminate some burdensome daily paperwork.
FMCSA has ordered Wilmington, Mass based Lynette's Limousine Service to cease operations, declaring that its drivers and vehicles pose an imminent hazard to public safety.
The Seventh Circuit court finds that interstate school bus drivers are covered by the Motor Carrier Act and accordingly cannot make claims for overtime pay under the FLSA.
The FMCSA announced today that three Chicago-area household goods moving companies have had their interstate operating authority revoked or suspended due to serious safety violations.
The following table summarizies the HOS regulations for property-carrying CMV drivers.
Port unrest and class action lawsuits are being filed all across the US by a myriad of plaintiff’s attorneys whose mission is to find money and benefits for their owner-operator clients and they are on the rise.
U S Xpress will pay $2.75 million a part of a settlement stemming from a federal court case.
A Des Moines trucking company failed to properly pay some employees for overtime.
Drivers Association wins twiice.
The FMCSA has issued an alert regarding drivers being defrauded over phony hiring process.
This is just another reason that motor carriers should offer NTA's Occupational Accident coverage,
A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay
Contract Transport has agreed to pay 201 truck drivers a total of $160,073 in back wages and fringe benefits
Roadside safety inspectors are being encouraged to check for compliance with
the Unified Carrier Registration program starting Feb. 1.