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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has clarified how carriers may go about requesting a data review of certain non-preventable crashes. Photo: FMCSA


FMCSA Clarifies How to Request a Non-Preventable Crash Data Review

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a demonstration program last August last summer that invited motor carriers to request a data review of certain non-preventable crashes, only now is the agency releasing “additional information to help submitters and other interested parties understand the demonstration program.”


Earnings Watch: Better Profits for XPO, Forward Air, Echo Global Logistics

Most trucking companies so far this earnings reporting season are reporting big gains in profits in both the fourth quarter of last year as well as for all of 2017. This is due in large part to tax reform legislation, and numbers released Wednesday were no exception.


Spot Freight Rates Continue Dip Amid Greater Trucker Capacity

National average spot truckload rates continued their decline into February but remain unseasonably high, according to new figures based on the DAT Solutions network of load boards.

Photo via Haljackey/Wikimedia.


5 U.S. Cities Rank Among World’s Most Traffic-Congested Areas

For the sixth consecutive year, Los Angeles topped the list of the world’s most gridlocked cities, with drivers spending 102 hours in congestion in 2017 during peak time periods, according to the annual INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard.

A NATSO study shows a relationship between public commercial parking and a reduced overall truck parking capacity along a highway. Photo: DanTD


NATSO Report Finds Rest Areas Reduce Overall Truck Parking Capacity

Interstate highways with private sector investment have 69% more commercial truck parking spaces per mile than those with public rest areas, according to a report issued by NATSO, an association representing truckstops and travel plazas.

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.

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