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Truck Freight Outlook Murky: FTR

Truck Freight Outlook Murky: FTR

Improvements in industrial production and housing may help drive a truck freight recovery, but spikes in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country and questions about what Congress may or may not do leave a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, according to analysts at FTR.

July 9, 2020

FMCSA May 'Exercise Discretion' Enforcing Random Drug Testing

FMCSA May 'Exercise Discretion' Enforcing Random Drug Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that in some locations, it may “exercise discretion” and not enforce minimum annual random drug and alcohol testing rates in areas still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 7, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 Cut Business for 70% of Fleets in May

Survey: COVID-19 Cut Business for 70% of Fleets in May

Truck fleets seem cautiously optimistic about freight and business levels in the coming months as the economy continues to work to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns, according to an HDT survey – and they see some positive long-term takeaways from the pandemic.

July 6, 2020

Canadian Border Officials Collecting Truckers' Personal Information
McLeod Software User Conference Goes Virtual

McLeod Software User Conference Goes Virtual

Originally planned to take place September 27-29, in Washington, D.C., McLeod Software has decided, in light of the current COVID-19 environment, to create a fully virtual user conference instead.

July 1, 2020

Traton CEO: Increased Flexibility, Focus Are Positive Consequences of COVID-19
Trimble Opens Registration for Virtual in.sight User Conference
Trucking is Managing COVID-19 Well, But a New Threat Looms
East Coast Trio Issues New Travel Restrictions, Trucking Exempt

East Coast Trio Issues New Travel Restrictions, Trucking Exempt

In response to the increasing daily rates of COVID-19 cases in a number of states, governors from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have banded together to implement a new set of travel restrictions, but essential workers such as truck drivers are exempt.

June 25, 2020

CMVC: Soft Parts Aftermarket Sales in the Coming Months

CMVC: Soft Parts Aftermarket Sales in the Coming Months

Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting’s Parts Aftermarket Sales Leading Indicator (PLI) decreased 0.9% in May, making it the fifth consecutive monthly decrease and signaling a weakening parts aftermarket sales environment.

June 25, 2020

COVID-Scrambled Supply Chains Require More Flexibility Than Ever

COVID-Scrambled Supply Chains Require More Flexibility Than Ever

After a record-setting year in 2018, where tight capacity led to rate increases for carriers, 2019 was back to a more normal year in freight and logistics, and the industry was poised for a solid 2020—and then the pandemic hit. What this means for logistics and transportation professionals is highlighted in the 31st annual State of Logistics Report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

June 24, 2020

Pandemic No Time to Relax Safety Standards
ATA Truck Tonnage Index Slightly Dropped in May, Still Far Below 2019 Numbers
[WEBINAR] The Real Story of Violation Data in the Time of COVID
HDT Webinar to Explore Trucking Recovery from COVID-19

HDT Webinar to Explore Trucking Recovery from COVID-19

Pandemic lockdowns are easing and freight levels are increasing, but the COVID-19 virus is still out there, and it may take a while for the economy to recover. What does the future hold for our country’s economy and the trucking industry?

June 18, 2020