Los Angeles City Hall Photo: City of Los Angeles


Los Angeles Sues 3 Port Companies for Driver Misclassification

The City of Los Angeles filed lawsuits against three port trucking companies, alleging that each avoided paying drivers proper wages and benefits by intentionally misclassifying hundreds of truckers as independent contractors.

A key way that fleets can ensure that trucks are prepared for winter and drivers are able to get help if they need it, is to have a comprehensive maintenance partner. Photo: Ryder System


Preparation the Key to Handling Winter Weather

While most of the impact of a winter storm will directly affect drivers, many of the disruptions can be prevented by a well-maintained and prepared fleet.

ELDs make it easier to manage a fleet where drivers may transition between different sets of hours of service rules. Photo: Cal Freight


One Fleet's ELD Journey

No dispatcher wants to admit they didn’t know where their drivers were and how many hours they have left, says Paul Hamilton, director of transportation for Cal Freight. “But we know the truth – with that many driver’s it’s impossible to know how much time each driver has.” But ELDs mean now they truly know.

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CVSA Still Accepting Nominations for International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is still accepting nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award, but nomination packets must be received by Jan. 12 to be eligible.


Covenant Offers Up to $40,000 in Team Driver Bonuses

Covenant Transport has announced a new Teaming Bonus program with incentives of up to $40,000 that is aimed at driving teams and single drivers willing to convert to teaming.


TransForce Acquires Truckdrivingjobs.com Parent Firm

TransForce has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited, which operates Truckdrivingjobs.com, a job board that matches motor carriers with truck drivers.


Solution Analyzes Applications and Prequalifies Truck Drivers

Conversion Interactive Agency and DriverFacts have partnered on a new solution to prequalify drivers for employment by pulling applicant’s data and connecting prospective employees with recruiters.

Photo: Volvo Group


USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

Screenshot via Roehl Transport


Roehl Transport to Increase Driver Pay Per Mile

Roehl Transport announced an increase in mileage pay for drivers operating under the company’s Your Choice Pay Plan, effective Feb. 4, 2018.

Photo via Teamsters


Albany XPO Drivers File for Teamsters Representation

Thirty-four drivers at the XPO Logistics facility in Albany, N.Y., have filed for representation with the Local 294 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union has announced.


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