Electronic Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause
The electronic logging device mandate has sparked a variety of responses with some questioning and others embracing the change.
Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs
After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal...
With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill
Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the...
Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would raise federal fuel taxes and index them to the cost of living to pay for more investment in roads...
TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas
If you’re skeptical about the future of natural gas in trucking, meet Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America.
The Effects of the New Hours of Service
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change...
Are You On Top of Your Fuel Buying Program?
Pilot, the largest truckstop chain in the country with more than 650 outlets and $29 billion in annual revenues, is being investigated for allegedly...
Learn to Read DataQs
DataQs, the online system for correcting CSA scoring, has the reputation of being cumbersome and unpredictable, but there’s a way for safety managers to get...
Veterans in the Driver's Seat
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the...
HDT Fleet Innovator Joe Cowan Building a Dream at Cowan Systems
Early on, Joe Cowan had his sights set on football. He had a chance to play for the Baltimore Colts, but could not forget another dream he'd had since he...