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July 13, 2015

Senate Bill Calls for Hourly Pay for Truck Drivers

A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.

June 10, 2015

House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill Keeping Restart Suspension

A major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry, including a continuation of the 34-hour restart suspension, narrowly passed the U.S. House late Tuesday night, but it still has to pass the Senate and faces a possible veto.

June 2, 2015

White House Threatens to Veto Bill with Key Trucking Provisions

Even before a major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry has made it out of the House, the White House has all but promised that President Obama will veto it.

May 13, 2015

House Bill Allows Twin 33s Nationwide; Keeps Restart Suspension Active

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate and other highways— regardless of state laws.

May 8, 2015

Broker Pleads Guilty in Phony Cargo Insurance Scam

In an operation the FBI called "theft and greed on a large scale," a former insurance broker has pleaded guilty to bilking nearly 800 trucking companies out of $3.7 million for phony cargo insurance.

April 7, 2015

The Pounding of All the Rules

The compounding effect of several new safety regulations in the next few years could have more of a negative impact on industry capacity than the individual regulations themselves.

January 29, 2015

PDA Provides Quick Estimates Across the U.S.

Property Damage Appraisers are a national network of appraisers providing estimate services for trucks damaged through accidents.

December 9, 2014

Three Things to Consider When Comparing Insurers

When shopping for commercial auto insurance, it’s important to consider a number of factors, not just cost.

November 26, 2014

FMCSA Wants Comments on Insurance Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on a plan to raise insurance minimums for carriers and establish insurance requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.

November 19, 2014

ELD Rule Planned for September

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.

November 14, 2014

STAA Whistleblower Claims Taking Bite Out of Interstate Commerce Firms

There's been an increase in claims of retaliation under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. These STAA whistleblower claims are being filed by truck drivers who are contracted/employed by motor carriers.

November 4, 2014

OMB Clears Insurance Proposal

The White House Office of Management and Budget has cleared a truck insurance notice for publication.The document, officially an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, will spell out proposed changes in minimum insurance requirements by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

October 31, 2014

Trucking Insurance Proposal Under Review

A proposal that could eventually lead to higher insurance requirements for trucking companies is close to publication. An advanced notice of the proposal is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget and can be expected to show up in the Federal Register this year.

October 4, 2014

Acuity Insurance Hires Industry Veteran as Trucking Specialist

SAN DIEGO -- The insurance company Acuity announced on Saturday, prior to the start of the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, that it has hired a trucking industry veteran as a dedicated trucking specialist.

September 11, 2014

4 Workers’ Comp Tools Every Trucking Company Should be Using

Using the right tools can prevent a vast majority of workers’ comp legal nightmares. By using four strategic tools at the disposal of every trucking company, you can eliminate most major legal issues associated with workers’ comp claims.

July 24, 2014

First Guard Insurance Announces New President

Courtney Wilson takes on the role as president for the First Guard Insurance, a Florida-based insurance company for leased truck owner-operators

July 11, 2014

Two Companies Team Up for Independent Contractor Insurance Enrollment, Management

EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.

June 18, 2014

ProSight Insurance, SmartDrive form Risk-Management Alliance

An insurance company and a provider of video-based fleet management services have teamed up.

June 13, 2014

Should the Government Increase Minimum Insurance Coverage Requirements?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it's time to raise motor carrier insurance minimums. This week the House of Representatives said, not so fast. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at some of the pros and cons in her All That's Trucking Blog.

June 10, 2014

House Amendment Would Stop FMCSA Insurance Rulemaking

UPDATED -- The U.S. House approved an amendment that would stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from changing insurance minimums. The amendment is a long way from becoming law but it highlights opposition to the agency even considering a change in the minimums.

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