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FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule
FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

June 6, 2017
A final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements-- issued in December year-- has at last gone into effect, having been delayed several times...

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort
DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

May 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the...

House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking
House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking

May 25, 2017
Acting in bipartisan fashion, as it often does, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two bills on May 24 intended to make it...

War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls
War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

May 23, 2017
A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought...

XPO Logistics Wraps Rebranding of LTL Operations in North America
XPO Logistics Wraps Rebranding of LTL Operations in North America

May 10, 2017
XPO Logistics Inc. has completed rebranding its North American less-than-truckload business.

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers
Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

May 9, 2017
A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

FTC Greenlights Knight-Swift Merger
FTC Greenlights Knight-Swift Merger

May 4, 2017
The mega-merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation has moved a step closer to completion with the Federal Trade Commission granting its...

AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing
AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing

April 26, 2017
A coalition of AFL-CIO member unions is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to deny a petition by several trucking companies to use hair...

TCA Implores Congress Not to Raise Truck Weights
TCA Implores Congress Not to Raise Truck Weights

April 11, 2017
The Truckload Carriers Association reiterated its support of the current five-axle, 80,000-pound federal gross vehicle weight limit for trucks.

Supreme Court Won’t Review Truck Driver’s Apnea-Test Lawsuit
Supreme Court Won’t Review Truck Driver’s Apnea-Test Lawsuit

April 6, 2017
The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a truck driver’s appeal against a lower-court decision that found a motor carrier had the right to screen certain...