November 5, 2014
The Republican sweep in the mid-term elections changes the players, but it is too soon to know how it will affect transportation policy.
October 29, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log manufacturers will bring to market.
October 28, 2014
The produce we buy at grocery stores travels an average of over 5,000 miles before it gets to our homes. This journey is mostly made possible by the U.S. trucking industry, which transports 70% of all U.S. agricultural products. To illustrate the incredible distances our food travels, National Geographic made this video as part of their Food By the Numbers series, detailing the long journey taken by a truck full of strawberrys from farm to grocery store.
October 21, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration clarified its rule for tank carriers providing service in a home heating emergency.
October 17, 2014
The fight over the 34-hour restart broke out again Thursday. A safety advocacy group released research indicating that the public does not want truck drivers to work longer hours, and trucking groups jumped in.
October 13, 2014
The Swiftwick Health+ sock improves blood flow to the lower leg by providing compression from the ankle to the lower leg.
October 6, 2014
SAN DIEGO – It looks like the trucking industry's efforts to educate the general public about the safety and vital nature of trucking may be working, based on results of a new national poll released Monday at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition.
SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.
September 24, 2014
An FMCSA representative offers a guide to the changes in the website that hosts and displays safety information under the government's Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program plus a rules update at TMW's annual user conference.
September 11, 2014
The House is working on a temporary appropriations measure that does not include a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.
September 10, 2014
Truck Smart Parking Services Inc. and the infrastructure firm HNTB have struck a deal to take the Truck Parking Information and Management System nationwide.
September 8, 2014
Household goods movers represented by the American Moving and Storage Association are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption to one part of hours of service regulations.
August 28, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
August 26, 2014
Fleetmatics has upgraded its Reveal fleet management service with improvements to hours of service logging.
The electronic logging device mandate has sparked a variety of responses with some questioning and others embracing the change.
August 21, 2014
Rand McNally announced software improvements to the HD 100, expanding its compatibility with more devices and platforms.
August 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
August 18, 2014
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
August 13, 2014
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.
August 8, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
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