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Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA focuses on safety, impact on truckers in comments about automation

OOIDA told FMCSA in formal comments about automation that regulators should consider how any changes will affect truck drivers

Federal

NAFTA June freight experiences largest decline of 2019

NAFTA freight in June notched the largest net decrease of the year. June’s decrease puts NAFTA freight at a nearly 8% increase for the year so far.

Federal

Pennsylvania considers charging towns for police protection

Gov. Tom Wolf wants towns to pay “their fair share” for police protection instead of funds being diverted from road and bridge projects.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Spot freight volumes rebound

Spot freight volumes show muscle despite uncertainty about imports and exports. The van volumes to Canada through Buffalo, N.Y., remains strong, too.

Federal

Comment period opens on FMCSA’s hours-of-service proposal

The time is now for truck drivers to provide their feedback on FMCSA’s plan for hours-of-service reform. Truckers have until Oct. 7.

Federal

Trucking groups speak out against provision that would make CSA scores public

OOIDA and other trucking groups aim to kill a provision that would make CSA scores open to the public, saying it would be a step backward for safety.

Crime & Courts

Walmart challenges $61M jury verdict in driver wage lawsuit

Walmart is appealing a multimillion dollar judgment after a jury found it violated wage laws by not paying drivers for their 10-hour layover period.

Crime & Courts, Federal

DOTAuthority.com ordered to refund businesses $757,946

Customers who may have been duped by deceptive advertising by DOTAuthority.com may get some relief because of an FTC order to refund more than $750,000.

State

New York bills intended to aid truck travel

Multiple bills in the New York statehouse cover truck travel and CDL use, such as canal lift bridges, loose loads, truck weights and CDL driving privileges.

OOIDA, Truck Shows

GATS 2019 kicks off Thursday; OOIDA presents class on first day

Check out OOIDA’s Shift Into Success class at GATS 2019, plus FMCSA’s listening and hot topics sessions, the Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion and more.