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April 28, 2015: Drivers strike at ports; Hazardous waste restrictions; Bullets damage truck during drug sting

April 28, 2015

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

• Truck drivers walked off the job Monday and are on strike at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports this morning due to an ongoing dispute over their classifications as in dependent contractors, according to Manufacturing.net.

Fox 11 is investigating how truck drivers forced to exceed driving limits could be making the roadways unsafe. The report looks into the FMCSA’s push for electronic logging devices.

• The upcoming edition of the Federal Register will contain an updated list of restricted routes where trucks carrying hazardous waste materials are not allowed to drive, according to The Hill. The new regulations come out on Wednesday.

• The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is not responsible for repairing damage from bullets to a small Texas trucking company’s tractor-trailer after a 2011 drug cartel sting, a Houston-based federal judge ruled. According to the Chron.com, the DEA used the truck without the owner of the company’s permission.

• A photo gallery in The Wall Street Journal highlights 3,800 pieces of heavy equipment that Ritchie Brothers auctioned off earlier this month.

About the Author

Cristina Commendatore

Cristina Commendatore was previously the Editor-in-chief of FleetOwner magazine. She reported on the transportation industry since 2015, covering topics such as business operational challenges, driver and technician shortages, truck safety, and new vehicle technologies. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

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