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Crime & Courts, State

Ninth Circuit asks California high court to decide if Dynamex applies retroactively

The Ninth Circuit withdrew a ruling that the controversial Dynamex decision applied retroactively and then asked the California Supreme Court to decide.

State

Massachusetts governor pursues tougher truck driver rules

Gov. Charlie Baker has introduced legislation to raise state standards for commercial driver’s licenses above the minimum requirements of federal law.

Truck Shows

Gulf Coast Big Rig Show wraps the fifth annual Chrome on the Coast

The heat didn’t keep show trucks away from Mississippi last weekend at the Gulf Coast Big Rig Show’s Chrome on the Coast truck competition.

Federal

Department of Labor says companies not required to pay for sleeper berth time

An U.S. Department of Labor opinion letter says truckers don’t need to be paid for sleeper berth time if they are “completely relieved from duty.”

Federal

FMCSA seeks info about crimes against female, minority truckers

The FMCSA wants information about the prevalence of crimes against female and minority truck drivers to determine how to address harassment and assaults.

Crime & Courts

Trucker settles for $10.6M after losing both legs during unloading

After losing both his legs upon being crushed by a 5,000-pound pipe, a Pennsylvania trucker reached a settlement for more than $10 million.

State, Tolls

Florida law replaces Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

A new law in Florida changes the agency responsible for five expressways in the Miami area, eliminating the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority toll board.

Fuel prices

West Coast leads drop in average diesel prices, pulling down U.S. average

Both the federal EIA and ProMiles.com report lower average diesel prices in the West Coast region by more than a penny, pulling the U.S. average down.

Opinion

Will the first driverless trucks be in platoons? Consider Peloton

Peloton Technology has punctured the myth that new trucking tech like platooning and autonomous trucks are about anything other than replacing drivers.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA opposes UPS’ exemption request from entry-level driver training rule

OOIDA filed formal comments on July 19 against UPS’ request for exemption from FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule.

Synchrony Financial