March 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate, unveiled Thursday, takes on a broad range of issues that have dogged the 15-year effort to draft a rule. HDT's Oliver Patton reports on what's in the 256-page proposal that would require drivers who fill out paper logs to eventually switch to electronic logging devices, or ELDs.
Tags: Hours of Service, HOS, EOBR, Electronic Logging Devices, FMCSA, Drivers, Safety and Compliance, ELD, Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just unveiled its proposal for mandatory electronic logbooks, or "Electronic Logging Devices," for interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, EOBR, Electronic Logging Devices, Safety & Compliance, ELD, Regulations, Fatigue
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation is worried that states will start slowing their highway and transit programs even before this summer when the Highway Trust Fund is slated to start running out of money.
Tags: HOS, Highway Funding, EOBR, FMCSA, Congress, Highways, Hours of Service
A more than $12 million jury verdict was recently handed down in a case involving the trucking company Frozen Food Express in a personal injury lawsuit.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Frozen Food Express, FFE
The long-awaited proposal to require electronic logging devices is close to publication. The White House Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday cleared the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and sent it back to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for publication.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, EOBR, Regulations
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
Truckload carrier Schneider National has created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to transport some unique freight.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider National
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set the time for a listening session it announced earlier for this year’s Mid America Trucking Show, which is later this month.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Mid-America Trucking Show
A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Independent Contractors
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board unveiled proposed amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation. The amendments are designed to provide new flexibility to truckers working to clean up their aging diesel fleets while still protecting the important emission benefits the regulation provides. CARB members will consider the changes at the April 24 hearing.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, DEF, Truck and Bus Regulation
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
With the federal Highway Trust Fund projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge and public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, a national coalition of associations and labor unions announced that it is launching a campaign to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment.
Tags: Congress, Highway Trust Fund, Hardhats for Highways
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.82 for January reflects a very positive environment for truckers in early 2014. FTR expects the index to remain high as regulatory drag keeps capacity tight.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
The number of cargo thefts in the United States last year remained the same as it was in 2013, tying the highest level on record, according to a newly released report.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
ACT Research and FTR have released preliminary expected Class 8 orders that are solid for the month of February.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, FTR
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
For the week of March 7-16 the Love's Travel Stop located at I-95/U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, Fla., will only be allowing trucks to fuel and go. No long term parking will be available.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops
Two class action lawsuits were filed late last month against separate California port trucking companies over claims they wrongly classified drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is making additional information available to prosecutors about a driver’s ticket history, according to an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
Tags: Drivers, New York, Safety, Speeding, Citation
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regional offices have once again extended emergency declarations waiving certain federal regulations for those involved in the interstate hauling of emergency relief supplies as cold weather continues in the Midwest and Northeast.
Tags: FMCSA, Diesel, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Transport
February 28, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2015-2016 America's Road Team.
Tags: ATA, American's Road Team
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
A new fast-fill compressed natural gas station located at 2920 Silver Star Road in Orlando has recently opened its doors. The station is located at Lewis Petroleum’s Silver Star Fuelman in the Princeton Industrial Park, just two blocks from Frito-Lay North America’s Orlando plant.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG
TransCore DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, announced that it has officially changed its name to DAT Solutions LLC. The new name reflects the business's expanding role as a provider of information solutions for the commercial transportation industry and distinguishes it from its sister company, TransCore.
Tags: name change, TransCore DAT
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Kansas City was named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Awards, Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City
President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp both suggested one-time infusions to the Highway Trust Fund that is expected to run out of money by September.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. House
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. and Canada have officially launched the second phase of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program at the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. in what might eventually lead to land pre-clearance for trucks at many other border crossings.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, inspections, Department of Homeland Security, Peace Bridge
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
Tags: Drivers, Camera, Safety & Compliance, Front-View Camera, California
David Flaherty, who lives in Walkertown, N.C., and drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has just been named TCA’s latest Highway Angel.
Tags: TCA, ABF, TCA Highway Angel
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