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The California Labor Commissioner recently awarded nearly $6 million to 24 drivers who sued their carriers claiming they were misclassified as contractors.  The late-December judgments came against companies now owned by National Freight Industries (NFI). On Dec. 28,...
Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the...
Following a year ago's merger, Hiway and Eskimo Refrigeration will change its name to ColdFront as a feature of the organization's rebranding activity. "By expanding on the inheritance of the Eskimo and Hiway groups and joining them under a solitary brand,...
The U.S. Supreme Court made clear Tuesday that arbitration clauses within independent contractors agreements between fleets and owner-operators aren’t binding under federal law, but the ruling in some aspects is narrow in its scope, said two transportation attorneys interviewed by CCJ. The high court’s...
Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight...
Daimler Trucks is coming off a record-setting year, having sold more than half a million trucks globally in 2018. Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, provided a keynote address at a Daimler event at...
As part of a law enacted in September in the state, California has posted a list of drayage carriers that the state claims have committed labor law violations against their drivers. Such violations, according to the state’s Department of Industrial...
Chart book Canada has declared it has re-established its agreement with Premiere Van Lines Group for an additional 10 years.  The new contract goes through November 2028. Debut will speak to Atlas in Vancouver, B.C., Victoria, B.C., Calgary, Alta., Edmonton, Alta.,...
Unified Carrier Registration fees for trucking companies, brokers and freight forwarders for 2019, 2020 and beyond have been reduced from 2017 levels so as not to exceed the statutory maximum set by Congress. Registration fees...
Ontario Premier Doug Ford was a guest of Challenger Motor Freight this week, as he toured the carrier’s Cambridge facility, stopped to chat with drivers, technicians and employees and then sat down with company chairman Dan Einwechter as well as...

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