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Pennsylvania, California Tighten COVID-19 Restrictions

Pennsylvania, California Tighten COVID-19 Restrictions

Pennsylvania and California issued stricter orders to residents and businesses to try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. What does that mean for trucking and other commercial transportation?

March 20, 2020

Trucking Prepares as First Effects of Coronavirus Hit Port Trucking Hardest
HDT's Top 19 Trucking News Stories of 2019

HDT's Top 19 Trucking News Stories of 2019

After scouring through our website analytics of news items of the past 12 months, HDT came up with the top 19 stories of 2019, giving you a look back on some of the important moments from this past year.

December 27, 2019

Is California Trying to Kill the Independent Contractor Model? [Commentary]
New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

Even as the Trump Administration attempts to roll back California’s right to implement stricter-than-federal vehicle emission rules, the Golden State has acted to further choke off diesel emissions from trucks.

September 24, 2019

A. Duie Pyle Announces West Coast Partnership with Oak Harbor Freight Lines
When Is a Truck Driver an Employee or a Contractor?
California, Trucking Groups Battle Over Independent Contractor Definition in Court
California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking it to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent decree that the state can’t enforce its rest break and meal rules against truck drivers.

February 8, 2019

Hauling Cannabis and Cash: New Fleets Serve Exploding Industry

Hauling Cannabis and Cash: New Fleets Serve Exploding Industry

With recent cannabis legalization, new commercial fleets are springing up to transport pounds of marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. Navigating wildfire growth, ever-changing regulations, and federal illegality, it’s a fast learning curve for these new cannabis entrepreneurs — the legal ones, anyway.

January 22, 2019

DOT Preempts California Meal and Rest Break Rules, Citing Impact on Interstate Commerce
J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt has reportedly settled a class-action driver wage lawsuit for $15 million after fighting the claims for more than a decade, a suit that has been cited in recent debates over when federal rules regarding driver work should pre-empt state regulations.

October 9, 2018

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn California Ruling on Classifying Owner-Operators

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn California Ruling on Classifying Owner-Operators

The Western States Trucking Association has filed a suit in the United States Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the ruling by the California Supreme Court that is seen as effectively nulling the ability of trucking companies to use owner-operators in the state.

July 19, 2018

California Trucking Association Launches Small Fleet Program

The California Trucking Association has launched a program designed exclusively for small fleet owners. CTA says the new Small Fleet Program helps small carriers compete by offering a broad range of member resources that companies can use to strengthen their compliance, advocacy, safety, and leadership efforts.

May 2, 2018

SoCal Fires Having Minimal Impact on Freight

SoCal Fires Having Minimal Impact on Freight

Despite current fires in Southern California surpassing the size of October’s Sonoma County blaze, the impact on the freight market has been limited, according to a report by FTR.

December 14, 2017