July 22, 2015
While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.
July 20, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the rear-underride crash protection and visibility of single-unit trucks.
July 15, 2015
While states are thinking of ways to fund highway infrastructure, Michigan is considering rolling back truck size and weight regulations.
July 9, 2015
Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.
June 30, 2015
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
June 29, 2015
J.J. Keller & Associates has developed a guide for new drivers called the DOT Handbook: A Compliance Guide for Truck Drivers.
June 10, 2015
Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want to see them mandated.
May 6, 2015
As it showcased its Freightliner Inspiration Truck automated truck, Daimler Trucks North America talked about sources for its inspiration -- primarily customers, but also other factors, including regulations.
May 5, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four hours and a paid 30-minute meal period every five hours for truck drivers.
April 24, 2015
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
April 22, 2015
Waste heat recovery systems are being developed by engine makers but are they the worth the compromises they bring in the name of more efficiency?
April 17, 2015
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
Allowing a manufacturer to focus on improving an entire vehicle - instead of just the engine - could reduce operating costs while still meeting efficiency standards.
April 16, 2015
Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.
April 15, 2015
A great deal of controversy already surrounds this next phase of the fuel economy and GHG reduction effort, as President Obama demanded in February of last year.
April 13, 2015
An in-depth look at the emissions regimes that we have now and will see in the future. Part one of a WebXclusive series.
A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.
April 9, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.
March 23, 2015
The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.
March 17, 2015
FTR has announced that registration is open for its first "virtual conference." The event is scheduled for April 7th and will include discussions and question-and-answer sessions on important topics in trucking.
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