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Motor Carrier Beats Driver’s Claim For Overtime Pay, AGAIN

They may not know the name of the law or the details, but employees that qualify are almost universally aware of their right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  29 USCS §206, 207.  The incentive of earning one-and-one-half hour’s pay for one hour of work keeps all such employees’ eyes on the […]

Motor Carrier Beats Driver’s Claim For Overtime Pay. Find Out How.

Mr. Winston drove commercial vehicles for Air Truck Express (ATE), an interstate regional line haul carrier.  After his position ended at ATE, driver Winston claimed that he should have been paid overtime for his driving.  Even though all the employment paperwork was to the contrary, driver Winston argued that he should be deemed an employee […]

Electronic Logging Mandate On The Way!

The other day, I was talking to my friend the airline pilot.  I asked him what was involved in tracking his in-flight hours so that he doesn’t exceed his allotted time.  He said, “Oh, that’s easy.  All I have to do is shut the cockpit door.”  I questioned him a little further and found it […]

FMCSA’s Changes To The Hours Of Service Regulations Effective Februrary 27, 2012

New Hours of Service Regulations Effective as of February 27, 2012

Ooida Sues The Minnesota State Patrol In Support Of Independent Owners and Operators

Beginning September 14, 2010, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association tried the case of OOIDA v. Minnesota State Patrol in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the OOIDA, it is the professional driver’s association that supports owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers…