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Posted in: August, 2018

Americans like big trucks (and SUVs) and we cannot lie…

Make no mistake, when gas prices are modest, or more accurately, appear modest to the American consumer, market research shows that we favor, big, fast, luxurious cars, trucks and SUVs.  Neighborly banter in Anywhere, USA, proceeds as follows: “Sweet ride.  That thing have the V-8 in it?”  “Heck, yeah it does.  0-60 in 4 seconds […]

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Mixed-Fleet Interstate Truck Drivers May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay

Despite the overtime exemption provided by the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”), interstate trucking employers who operate “mixed fleets” – those with vehicles both over and under 10,000 pounds – may owe overtime pay to drivers of the smaller vehicles, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.  Schilling v. Schmidt Baking Co., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS […]

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Truck Driver Shortage Reaches Boiling Point

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), for-hire truck tonnage rose 7.9% in the first half of 2018, more than double the gain for the same period in 2017. While the booming economy has many carriers rejoicing at these statistics, it has also exacerbated issues that have affected carriers for years, forcing them into difficult […]

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Rhode Island Truck-Only Toll Update: Trucking Files Suit

A few weeks ago we updated you on the implementation of Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program. As stated in that article, American Trucking Association (“ATA”) President and CEO Chris Spear believed the Rhode Island scheme to be unconstitutional and was willing to use whatever means necessary to fight the tolling program. The ATA has begun […]

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Pete Schurig appointed chair of commercial transactions/litigation group

Setliff Law is pleased to announce that Pete Schurig has been appointed chair of the firm’s commercial transactions/litigation group. Mr. Schurig has 15 years experience in the commercial transactions/litigation field, and since joining Setliff Law in 2016, his leadership qualities and client focused approach have created a foundation upon which others at the firm can […]

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