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OSHA backs UPS driver who refused to drive without an ELD

A New Hampshire driver for UPS Freight will receive more than $47,000 after filing a whistleblower complaint that UPS forced him to drive without an ELD.

Crime & Courts, News

Carriers not fully liable for repairs by third parties, Florida court rules

Should a motor carrier be held responsible for a crash caused by insufficient repairs done by a third-party shop? A Florida appeals court has an answer.

Opinion

Slogans: Genius or Insanity? Did you really mean that?

From “Don’t Jerk and Drive” to “Meth: We’re On It” South Dakota has a history of zany slogans. Contributing Editor John Bendel recalls some other gems.

State, Tolls

Florida bills would nix Palmetto Expressway express lanes

Two Florida lawmakers want to reverse course on express lanes along a Miami-area roadway. They want tolls removed and prohibited on the expressway.

Federal

‘No soft enforcement’ for drivers who still have an AOBRD, CVSA warns

CVSA is warning drivers there won’t be any “soft enforcement” when the time comes to switch from an AOBRD to an ELD. That deadline is Monday, Dec. 16.

State

Utah task force moves toward tax reform, increased fuel costs

A Utah legislative panel continues work on a plan to boost transportation funding via a tax reform package that includes higher costs for fuel purchases.

News

Sleigh Bells and Santa provides scholarships to children of fallen truckers

Sleigh Bells and Santa, a charity that supports the children of fallen truckers, is doing something extra to help those kids get a college education.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Holiday week pushes rates higher

During Thanksgiving holiday week, most van lanes saw higher rates, according to DAT MembersEdge. Reefer traffic was busy, then lulled, and has picked up.

Crime & Courts, News

New Prime female driver ‘terrorized’ by trainer, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former New Prime trainee alleges the female trainee was held hostage in a truck for a month as her trainer sexually assaulted her.

Federal, Opinion

DSRC – a big fight over an invisible resource

Tech, media, safety groups and even vehicle manufacturers are in a fight over DSRC. It could have serious consequences on U.S. highways of the future.

Crime & Courts, News

Class action lawsuit accuses Chicago of predatory towing

Chicago is asking a federal court to dismiss a class action lawsuit that accuses the city of predatory towing, affecting potentially thousands of motorists.