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Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High
Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

October 19, 2017
A perfect storm of business conditions has whipped up insurance costs, but applying technology and managing people can help calm the tempest.

Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule
Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule

October 13, 2017
Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas...

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...

Gauging the Tech that Will Drive the Future of Trucking
Gauging the Tech that Will Drive the Future of Trucking

September 22, 2017
Volvo’s Lars Stenqvist sees the potential for a chicken-or-egg dynamic slowing down how quickly smart trucks and smart highways can be integrated to...

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks
Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

September 13, 2017
While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by...

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill
Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

September 7, 2017
Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the...

House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures
House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

September 6, 2017
Late in the evening of Sept. 6, the amendment sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)-- which sought to prevent funding of the electronic logging device rule...

Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington
Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington

July 21, 2017
The drive to mandate speed-limiters on trucks has sputtered out— at least for now— courtesy of the Trump administration's push to cut federal regulations

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

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...