‘Legislation’ Category

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Sometimes, it’s not what’s said that really holds the most meaning, it’s those silences that are so telling. And for American truck drivers, the United States Supreme Court said a mouthful when they refused to hear a lawsuit challenging the mandated use of electronic logging devices starting December 2017. By not hearing the case, the […]

California Leads Again With New Meal/Rest Break Legislation

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Here’s some semi truck driver legislation that you might be interested in, particularly if you are an employee of a large trucking firm. The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016 You may be wondering why aviation legislation is in a trucking blog. Well, the simple fact is that, someone slipped in a provision […]

Are You Ready for the New Driving Log Regulations?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Long haul truck drivers out there, you better get ready for the new electronic driving laws. January 5th marked the 60 day deadline when the new logging rules will begin to go into effect. At the end of that 60 days, trucking companies, and long haul truck drivers owner/operators, will have 2 years to comply […]

Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It is well known that many truck drivers are old-timers. Many trucking industry news sources report that as they retire, there are few young people eager to take their place. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 79 percent of U.S. companies claim they are having a tough time […]

ELD Mandate Questions?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Electronic logs continue to be mainstream in semi truck driver news, and for good reason. It is state of the art technology that the majority of truck drivers do not want to embrace, with many threatening to quit or retire if electronic logging is adopted industry wide. The problem is that, this technology is on […]

California Mandated Trucker Breaks Face Federal Review

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Here’s some interesting trucking legislation that makes sense one way but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense another way. Truckers are paid by the mile, when the wheels are rolling on the ground. On the surface, that seems fair enough, you are working and you get paid. However, taking lunch breaks or driving breaks, […]

Truck Weight Maximum Increase Defeated in Washington

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Many people look at truckers as primarily over the road haulers, and granted, many truckers in the truck driving industry are in those situations. But there is another breed of truckers out there that many people may not readily think of. Those are the farmers who bring their goods to market. They haul loads, just […]

Will a Program Like Celadon’s WageLock Be In Your Next Benefits Package?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

You’ve gotta like what Celadon Trucking is doing right now. Considered one of the largest and progressive transportation and logistics companies in North America, Celadon is turning truck drivers wages and truck drivers apps, into a “feel good” situation on both counts. Let’s go into the wages first. WageLock Called the WageLock Pay Program, this […]

Truck Drivers Win Overtime Settlement in Alabama

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division sent a clear message to Fitzhugh Contracting LLC and other motor carrier companies that truck drivers are entitled to overtime pay when they work beyond 40 hours in a single work week. According to Alabama Media Group, the logging and contracting company is required to pay $56,367 […]

Wisconsin Governor Signs Do Not Track Bill, But One That Does Not Impact Business and Fleet Tracking

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

While GPS technology has created an effective way to track everything from semi trailers to golf balls, this new technology has forced lawmakers to search for the fine line between appropriate use and invasion of privacy. In July, Wisconsin became one of the first states to officially weigh in on the benefits of GPS tracking versus individual rights. […]