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California Aims to Regulate Sustainability Into Freight System
California Aims to Regulate Sustainability Into Freight System

August 13, 2015
Trucking stakeholders across the country will be keenly watching developments in California after a recent proclamation by Gov. Jerry Brown called for...

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...

New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving
New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

August 9, 2016
A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the...

DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track
DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track

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...

Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29
Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29

January 13, 2016
The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.

Speed Kills — But You Can Help Stop It
Speed Kills — But You Can Help Stop It

August 1, 2017
A report by the National Transportation Safety Board points an unwavering finger at the deadly toll that speeding by motorists keeps taking on our highways....

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage
FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

June 9, 2017
Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant
Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant

April 10, 2017
Swift Transportation Co. and Knight Transportation Inc. announced on April 10 that they will merge via a stock swap to form a new company, Knight-Swift...

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash
NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

September 12, 2017
The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to...

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement
Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

October 13, 2016
Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the...