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FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking
FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

June 2, 2017
More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says...

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...

Outside the Beltway: Tour the Statehouse Battlegrounds
Outside the Beltway: Tour the Statehouse Battlegrounds

November 8, 2016
Executive Editor David Cullen takes a look at how this election may shake at in statehouses across the country in his Passing Zone blog.

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule
Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

August 4, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

Will Trump Effect Unseat Key House Transpo Leaders?
Will Trump Effect Unseat Key House Transpo Leaders?

October 18, 2016
Of great interest to the trucking industry is the impact Donald Trump’s recent free fall in the polls may have on the reelection of key members of the House...

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...

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule
FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

October 10, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic...

Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions
Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions

July 13, 2017
Germany’s federal minister of transport is investigating whether Daimler's exhaust-gas treatment systems of certain diesel-powered cars and vans have been...

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.

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept
Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

June 14, 2017
Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held...