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The California Labor Commissioner ruled against NFI/California Cartage to the tune of $6 million for what it says was intentional misclassification of truck drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying a proper wage. NFI is appealing the decision.

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FCA Will Pay $800M to Settle Diesel Dispute

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and a German auto supplier have agreed to settle claims and lawsuits arising from the 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines installed in 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoBoost and Ram 1500 EcoBoost models sold in the U.S. in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Transportation Fleet Switches 600 Trucks to Renewable Diesel

Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY renewable diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems, and reductions in tailpipe emissions. 

GM Proposes National Zero-Emission Car Mandate

General Motors has proposed a national mandate that would require that 25% of the vehicles sold by manufacturers in 2030 would be zero-emission vehicles, according to comments submitted as part of President Trump's plan to roll back fuel economy standards.

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.