2015

Any good news story is supposed to answer these questions—Who, What, Where, When, Why and How? The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has embarked on an effort to answer those questions with a series of reports looking at fuel costs on a regional basis, starting with a September 30th report

It seems that every month the Obama Administration issues a new attack on independent contractor arrangements, making it a full-time job for trucking industry employers to just stay current with the ever-changing regulations. In the latest attack, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) redefined the employee-employer relationship with a decision

Online tool helps on Washington truck drivers plot route, avoid bridge strikes OLYMPIA – An online tool allows truck drivers to more easily research bridge heights and potential conflicts before they hit the road is nearing its first anniversary, with plans to keep improving though 2016. The Washington State Department

Equal Pay for Women Law in Effect January 1 Women in California who work full time are paid substantially less — a median 84 cents for every dollar — than men, according to a U.S Census Bureau report this year. Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, October

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced October 8th that they were beginning to enforce California’s Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck and Bus Regulation on operators located outside the state, sending ripples of concern throughout the trucking industry and truck broker communities nationwide. The announcement came during a hastily called telephone press

Star Transport Fired Truckers for Refusing to Transport Alcohol, Federal Agency Charged CHICAGO – A federal jury in Peoria, Ill., has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired from their jobs as truck drivers at Star Transport, an over-the-road trucking company, when they refused to transport alcohol because

Could Be a Huge Victory for Motor Carriers in California House Finally Passes Its Six Year Version Washington D.C. – On Thursday November 5th the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-year highway bill that calls for spending $325 billion on transportation and transit projects. The U.S. Senate had passed

  By Louis Henry –  lhenry@bakersfield.com With the Benghazi hearing sucking up everyone’s attention Oct. 22, I’m betting you missed the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s hearing the same day on the new ozone standard set by the EPA earlier this month. Which is shocking because, of the two

By Orange County Register – Joel Kotkin Advisory What is the endgame of the contemporary green movement? It’s a critical question since environmentalism arguably has become the leading ideological influence in both California government and within the Obama administration. In their public pronouncements, environmental activists have been adept at portraying

The state imposes a rule based on phony science on all U.S. truckers. The Wall Street Journal –  October 19, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are riding high after exposing Volkswagen ’s emission scam. But the self-proclaimed guardians are running their own regulatory racket.