Trucking Laws and Legislation

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As 2012 comes to a close, trucking executives and fleet managers are trying to anticipate what the key issues facing the industry will be in 2013.

The New Jersey Assembly is targeting trucking companies for improperly listing professional drivers who have completed CDL training as independent contractors.

The New York State Thruway Authority proposed a 45 percent increase in toll prices, which will take effect in October if the plan is implemented.

Officials in Michigan recently changed a law regulating the size of semi-trucks and trailers after realizing that the law did not reflect regulations in other states and in Canada, according to Northwest MichiganÂ’s Second Wave.

By June 30, the current federal transportation bill will expire, prompting groups of transportation and trucker safety advocates to call upon lawmakers to renew the safety advances in the Senate version of the legislation.

The National Labor Relations Board plans to file a complaint against Australia's Toll Group- the U.S. trucking carrier for Guess? and Polo Ralph Lauren - for using many unfair labor practices to retaliate against its West Coast employees in the United States for trying to organize a union.

New jobs opening for truckers in Florida

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Individuals who have recently completed their CDL training in or near the state of Florida may have some new opportunities for employment.

There has been much discussion recently over the use of cellphones by truckers and how it may affect truck driving safety for all motorists on the road.

Due to trucking employees being in such high demand, some businesses have to close their doors from a lack of staffing.

Debates continue over new trucking laws

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Although the new ruling about the allocated hours-of-service (HOS) for truckers has many industry organizations concerned, one of the biggest issues may be the wording of the laws itself sanctioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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