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Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase
Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase

April 18, 2016
The number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes decreased by 5%, from 3,921 to 3,744, in 2014 vs. 2013, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

DOT: Study Too Limited to Impact Truck Size/Weight Policy
DOT: Study Too Limited to Impact Truck Size/Weight Policy

April 15, 2016
"Much Ado About Nothing" might also serve as the subtitle of the long-awaited Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study that the Department of...

Sen. Boxer Opposes Resurrecting Trucker Rest-Break Reform
Sen. Boxer Opposes Resurrecting Trucker Rest-Break Reform

April 14, 2016
An effort appears under way to insert a pro-trucking reform twice shot down by this Congress in the Fiscal Year 2017 THUD bill. However, if Sen. Barbara...

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule
Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

April 12, 2016
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed...

Some Shippers Serve Up a Different Take on Green
Some Shippers Serve Up a Different Take on Green

April 8, 2016
Eleven natural food suppliers plus outdoors outfitter Patagonia are urging the proposed Phase 2 round of GHG/MPG standards be tightened and sped up.

FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely
FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

April 5, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail...

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck
Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

March 21, 2016
Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive...

Latest Aviation Bill Ditches Pro-Trucking Reform
Latest Aviation Bill Ditches Pro-Trucking Reform

March 11, 2016
The effort to inject a reform proposal widely viewed as favorable to trucking into an aviation bill has crashed and burned. At least for now.

Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research
Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

March 10, 2016
A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a...

DOT Seeking Sleep Apnea Input
DOT Seeking Sleep Apnea Input

March 8, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration jointly announced on March 8 that the agencies are seeking public...