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ATA’s Spear: Trucking Must “Take Seat at the Table” for Making Autonomous-Driving Policy
ATA’s Spear: Trucking Must “Take Seat at the Table” for Making Autonomous-Driving Policy

October 2, 2016
Because autonomous driving technologies offer “a lot of potential but also a lot of unknowns,” Chris Spear, ATA president, said trucking must “take our seat...

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal
Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

September 21, 2016
Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar...

Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil
Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil

September 15, 2016
The slide in the price of diesel fuel over the past two years has complicated the decision to switch to alternative fuels for many fleets. But is cheap oil...

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule
DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

August 26, 2016
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan
Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

August 8, 2016
The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s...

Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation
Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation

July 24, 2016
The text of both the Democratic and Republican 2016 platforms runs for about 50 pages and each devotes just about 200 words to issues directly related to...

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat
Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

July 15, 2016
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of...

Fuel Saving Fleets: Ursa Sees High MPG in the Real World
Fuel Saving Fleets: Ursa Sees High MPG in the Real World

June 23, 2016
Ursa Logistics reports that the long- and short-haul truckload carrier's best trucks are getting close to 10 mpg in certain real world conditions.

FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge
FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge

June 16, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in...

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release
Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

June 6, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and...