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Articles by Jill Dunn

Connecticut eyes highway tolling option as budget squabbles continue

Connecticut legislators are continuing efforts to reach a budget compromise after previous proposals, including one that would have instituted tolling, failed to become law.

Dockworkers vote could ward off freight flow clog at West Coast ports

Preliminary reports indicate West Coast union longshore workers will extend their collective bargaining agreement to 2022, the early vote welcomed by stakeholders given the contentious ...

Fed reports trucking growing at moderate pace in recent months

Although seasonal slowing in expected during the current quarter, most trucking executives said conditions “feel better than they have in a very long time.” They ...

LA-area port truckers to strike over emissions plan

Truckers planning to strike will begin picketing XPO Logistics Monday before spreading to Intermodal Bridge Transport and California Cartage Co. Tuesday.
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XPO ordered to pay drivers $958k over employee classification dispute

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 ...

Court orders Werner to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

A federal jury awarded $779,127 in damages in a class action suit against Werner Enterprises Inc. and a subsidiary after allegedly violating minimum wage laws ...

Covenant reefer subsidiary presses court to limit liability in $6M cargo theft claim

A Covenant Transportation Group subsidiary has again asked the courts to reconsider putting it on the hook for what could be a $6 million claim ...

California labor agency orders XPO to pay truckers $855k in backpay for non-driving time

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four owner-operators for alleged wage law violations, including under a 2016 mandate compensating non-driving ...

Arbitrator rules Swift-owned Central Refrigerated misclassified 1,300 drivers as contractors

This summer, 1,300 Central Refrigerated Service truckers anticipate a damages determination by the arbitrator who concluded they had been misclassified as independent contractors by the ...

Trucking orgs back TWIC reform in the works in Congress

Since 2002, TSA has required TWIC for truckers seeking unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels. Trucking organizations are pleased Congress is ...

Court rules against CRST in case involving sexual harassment claims brought by driver

A federal appeals court has ruled against CRST International in a case regarding a female truck operator and her allegations against the company that it ...

DOT policies on Mexican carriers, cross-border trucking face challenges in Congress, courts

While Congress eyes tightening the criteria for Mexican carriers entering the U.S. as part of an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a ...

State’s Supreme Court allows 80,000-driver lawsuit against Swift to proceed

Truckers’ 2004 lawsuit against Swift Transportation can proceed after the Arizona Supreme Court refused to decertify the class action lawsuit, allowing the 80,000-member class to ...

Judge finds Werner driver trainees not entitled to wages for sleeper berth time

In a revised order, Nebraska’s chief federal district judge has determined Werner Enterprises’ driver trainees are not entitled to compensation for sleeper berth time, but ...