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Senate Bill Calls for Hourly Pay for Truck Drivers
Senate Bill Calls for Hourly Pay for Truck Drivers

July 13, 2015
A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed...

What You Need to Know About ELD Mandate Enforcement
What You Need to Know About ELD Mandate Enforcement

September 5, 2017
Whether you’ve got your electronic logging devices on order, or you’re still researching your options, there are many questions out there regarding just...

Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics
Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics

May 9, 2016
An accident that closed I-77 in North Carolina illustrates how driver fatigue is a problem that is a lot more complex than just creating regulations saying...

ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road
ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road

January 26, 2018
It’s been a little over a month since the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, and the transition appears to be a bit bumpy. Deborah...

Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks
Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks

July 15, 2015
While states are thinking of ways to fund highway infrastructure, Michigan is considering rolling back truck size and weight regulations.

Expanding the Driver Pool
Expanding the Driver Pool

March 1, 2015
In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways...

Commentary: Need for Speed?
Commentary: Need for Speed?

September 15, 2016
Trucks using speed limiters had a ratio of 1.6 crashes per 100 trucks per year, while those without had a ratio of 2.9.

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model
The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

November 1, 2015
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent...

Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come
Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

September 9, 2014
Driver turnover, a problem that has traditionally plagued longhaul, irregular-route truckload fleets, is now affecting every type of fleet in the industry –...

Commentary: Lessons from an Election
Commentary: Lessons from an Election

December 15, 2016
Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates the lessons of the volatile 2016 presidential election and what the trucking industry can learn from it.