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DOT has taken issue with how FMSCA plans to collect data on driver detention. Photo: Dept.of Transportation


DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

Uber stated in a blog post that it expects self-driving trucks to help the industry deal with higher demand. Photo via Uber


Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Clare is a female trucker doll designed by the Women in Trucking association. Photo: WIT


Women in Trucking Designs Plush Trucking Doll

When Women in Trucking's Ellen Voie ran into the president of a toy maker in an airport lounge, it was the genesis for a new plush doll depicting a female truck driver.

Photo courtesy of UPS.


UPS to Spend $7B to Upgrade Delivery Network

UPS will invest $7 billion over the next three years to upgrade its delivery network, including acquiring fleet vehicles and aircraft, to better manage heavier holiday activity.

Business is good, so fleets are planning to buy equipment – but many would buy more if they had the truck drivers to put in them. Courtesy CKCVR


Fleet Survey Shows Business is Great, Drivers are Scarce

How’s business? Better than ever, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research’s first-quarter Fleet Sentiment Report survey of trucking fleets.


Earnings Watch: Schneider, Saia, USA Truck, YRC Worldwide

While Schneider National Inc. and Saia Corp. reported better numbers, USA Truck Inc. returned to only partial profitability and YRC Worldwide Inc. reported losses in both time frames.

Intermodal freight volumes saw a growth rate of 5.8% year over year. Source: IANA


Intermodal Freight Numbers Finish the Year Strong

Intermodal freight volumes posted a strong fourth quarter that saw a growth rate of 5.8% year over year, according to an Intermodal Association of North America report.

PeopleNet has issued an advisory on the need for an AOBRD waiver of the ELD rule for its customers. Photo: PeopleNet


PeopleNet Explains Need for AOBRD Waiver for ELD Rule

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration having granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers that integrate existing AOBRDs with fleet management and safety systems until March 18 to continue installing ELD-compatible devices running AOBRD software, the supplier has put together material to help address the need for the waiver.

Old Dominion is partnering with three MLB teams for annual Moving Day events celebrating the beginning of baseball season. Photo: Old Dominion Freight Line


Old Dominion Teams with MLB for 2018 Moving Day

Working with the New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels, and Kansas City Royals, Old Dominion will celebrate the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season during the traditional Spring Training Moving Days.


Descartes Buys Aljex Software for $32.4 Million

Descartes Systems Group has acquired Aljex Software, a transportation management solutions provider for freight brokers and carriers.

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