trucking News

Appellate Court Upholds Rule Allowing Longer Hours for Commercial Drivers

A federal appellate court on Tuesday upheld rules adopted during the Trump administration that allowed commercial drivers engaged in local deliveries to drive farther and for longer times. A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of …

Freight Broker Sues Liberty Mutual for ‘Excessive’ Work Comp Premiums

An Illinois freight broker has filed a lawsuit accusing Liberty Mutual of overcharging it by demanding payment of workers’ compensation premiums for independent contractors who are ineligible for benefits. Virnich Corp., which does business in West Chicago, says in a …

Trucker Protest Shuts Down Operations at California Port

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland, it was announced Wednesday. “The shutdown will further exacerbate the congestion of containers” and port officials are urging operations …

Clogged California Ports Face New Labor Risk from Trucking

OAKLAND —Truck drivers choked traffic at the Oakland, California, seaport on Monday protesting a state law that makes it harder for independent contractors to transport goods and could limit labor at the state’s already clogged seaports, threatening to worsen the …

Trucker Blockade Snarls US-Mexico Border Over Texas Order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over new orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks as part …

High Truck Towing Costs in Wyoming Prompt Calls For Reform

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP)–Slick, snowy highways are a well-known concern to anyone driving through Wyoming during winter. But for some, the worst part of sliding off the interstate or having your semitrailer blow over from the Cowboy State’s famous winds is …

Trucker, 79, Has Covered 4 Million Miles Accident-Free

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The last time we saw trucker Don Cook, his career odometer had just rolled over to 3 million miles. He hadn’t had an accident in all that time, and his company, YRC Freight, gave him a …

Fitch Says Sharp Drop in Claims Frequency Helped Commercial Auto Break Even, Almost

A sharp decline in claim frequency helped the commercial auto line achieve its best underwriting performance in a decade last year, but rising claim severity threatens to erode profits as traffic returns to US roadways, according to a report released …

What’s Wrong With Commercial Auto and How Do We Fix It?

Commercial auto is one of the biggest, most problematic cost centers in the insurance industry. Its loss ratios are incredibly high — and growing — particularly in comparison with other P&C lines. This makes it hard for carriers to make …

Nuclear Verdicts Continue to Push Commercial Auto Rates

In the last five or six years, trucking companies have watched their insurance rates climb, and many have found the insurance process daunting. Since 2018, trucking insurers have lost around $1.8 billion due to continued pressure from plaintiffs’ attorneys targeting …