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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...

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

November 10, 2017
The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot
FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

October 30, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says
Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

November 8, 2017
It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s...

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...