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House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status
House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

August 2, 2017
A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is...

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...

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...

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...

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

June 5, 2017
Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor...

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...

Trucking Inside Mexico
Trucking Inside Mexico

December 14, 2015
Motor carriers face some unique challenges south of the border, but their drive to succeed is no different than that of U.S. and Canadian truckers.

FA-4: Oil Worth Waiting For
FA-4: Oil Worth Waiting For

June 20, 2017
The newest API oil-service category promises to boost mpg, but its use is limited to new engines.

OOIDA: States Must Pass Rules Before Federal ELD Mandate Is Enforced
OOIDA: States Must Pass Rules Before Federal ELD Mandate Is Enforced

August 29, 2017
Just when you thought further action to halt or delay the ELD rule was beyond unlikley, OOIDA has petitioned FMCSA anew.

GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort
GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort

July 17, 2017
The watchdog agency of Congress has roundly criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not yet modernizing its information technology...