July 15, 2016 - Industry News
A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.
Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors, Drivers, California
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, California, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
Penske Logistics took its fight against California’s meal and rest break requirement to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company on Tuesday petitioned the court to review a lower court’s finding that California truck drivers are entitled to paid breaks.
Tags: Penske, California, Supreme Court
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America opened a Black Bear Diner restaurant at the TA Wheeler Ridge in Arvin, Calif. The sit down, full service restaurant is the first of its kind in the TA and Petro network.
Tags: California, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
October 27, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has gotten the go-ahead from workers at a second Con-way Freight terminal to represent them in talks with company management, but were turned back at two other locations in votes all supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.
Tags: Con-way Freight, California, Teamsters, NLRB, Labor Unions
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.
Tags: Drivers, California, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Teamsters
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers in California are entitled to paid rest breaks and meal breaks, according to a Wednesday ruling from a federal court in San Francisco.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, California, Hours of Service, Litigation
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Ports
June 20, 2014 - Industry News
The National Labor Relations Board is charging a California trucking company committed more than 50 labor law violations against its drivers. The action is against port trucking company Green Fleet Systems, which hauls containers in and out of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
June 18, 2014 - Industry News
If a company can control the details of the work performed on its behalf, then workers are employees, not independent contractors, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling this week involving a California case and truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, California, Independent Contractors
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
Tags: Drivers, Camera, Safety & Compliance, Front-View Camera, California
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division resulted in the restoration of $1,979,779 in 401(k) pension benefits to 515 drivers working on U.S. Postal Service contracts for California-based Lange Trucking.
Tags: Drivers, California, Department of Labor
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is reminding brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways to re-establish due diligence in their hiring practices with the start of 2014.
Tags: Drivers, CARB, California, Safety & Compliance, Reefers, Shippers, Brokers
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking companies accused by California of intentionally misclassifying truck drivers a independent contractors, rather than employee drivers, say there is nothing the state can do about it.
Tags: Port Trucking, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors, California
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, against the California Air Resources Board on Friday, in connection with the Truck and Bus Regulation.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Trucks, California, OOIDA
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week unanimously repealed a cargo fee that has been on the Southern California seaport’s books since 2008 but implementation was delayed repeatedly and the fee was never collected.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Port Trucking
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, DPF, Safety & Compliance, Engines
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Caltrans has finished rebuilding 90 miles of I-80 between Auburn and the Nevada state line, infrastructure improvements that included rebuilding seven bridges, improving lighting and drainage and adding new traffic monitoring systems.
Tags: Caltrans, California, Road Construction, I-80
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
A three-judge federal panel on Wednesday upheld California’s controversial and first-in-the-nation law requiring fuel-makers to reduce carbon, that detractors say will lead to higher prices for diesel and gasoline.
Tags: CARB, ATA, California, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
If you missed the August 31 deadline for ordering new replacement engines for model year 2006 transport refrigeration units (reefers) or new replacement TRUs, the California Air Resources Board is recommending you take immediate action to order Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters forretrofitting your engines by the end of 2013.
Tags: CARB, California, Reefers
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