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Daseke Goes Public via Merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition
Daseke Goes Public via Merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition

February 28, 2017
Flatbed fleet operator Daseke Inc. became a public company on Feb. 27 by completing its previously announced merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp....

Startup Firm Unveils Prototype Autonomous Truck
Startup Firm Unveils Prototype Autonomous Truck

February 24, 2017
Yet another startup tech firm has rolled into the autonomous truck arena. San Mateo, Calif.-based Embark publicly revealed its prototype self-driving truck...

Truck Groups Ask Chao to Kill Safety Fitness Determination Proposal
Truck Groups Ask Chao to Kill Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

February 21, 2017
A large coalition of groups representing property and passenger carriers is requesting that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao rescind the Carrier...

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge
Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

February 14, 2017
A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on...

Trucking-Futures Exchange Startup TransVix Sets up Shop in Chattanooga
Trucking-Futures Exchange Startup TransVix Sets up Shop in Chattanooga

February 9, 2017
TransVix LLC, a startup aimed at launching the first futures exchange based on trucking capacity, has moved its headquarters from Fort Worth to Chattanooga,...

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

February 2, 2017
The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

January 31, 2017
As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

January 17, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit
OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

January 13, 2017
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging...

FMCSA Again Delays Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
FMCSA Again Delays Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

December 15, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again delayed implementation of the final stage of its Unified Registration System for new motor carriers.