New Law on Misclassification of Truckers in New York

2014 US Trucking News – New Law on Misclassification of Truckers in New York Employers who misclassify truck drivers from New York face civil and criminal punishments under a brand new rule that goes into effect on April 10. Classification has implications not only for employee drivers, but also for truck owner-operators, and leased operators. […]

FMCSA Releases Proposed ELD Rule

2014 US Trucking News – FMCSA Releases Proposed ELD Rule The thoroughly discussed and much-awaited plan to involve interstate commercial truck and bus companies to start using electronic logging devices in their vehicles was issued Thursday morning, March 13 2014. In issuing the plan, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that the planned […]

E-logs and speed limiters mandate

2014 US Trucking News – OOIDA Battles ATA Proposals A groundless and unfair program of the biggest fleets and federal regulators are being met head on by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA). According to OOIDA, in the months ahead, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (HTSA) […]

Obama Mandate on Fuel Efficiency Hurts US Truckers

2014 US Trucking News – Obama Mandate on Fuel Efficiency Hurts US Truckers President Barack Obama made a statement on the implementation of planned fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers’ Association (OOIDA) supports small business and owner operators. They said that President Obama’s proposal about fuel-economy standards may put the […]

Supreme Court Will Not Review Mexico Cross-Border Program

2014 US Trucking News – Supreme Court Will Not Review Mexico Cross-Border Program The Supreme Court will not hear an owner-operator petition to overturn the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the US-Mexico border. The court today denied without comment a plea by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) to review a lower […]

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