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Driver Shortage Tops ATRI Top 10 Concerns Survey

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI Top 10 Concerns Survey

To no one’s surprise, the driver shortage topped the trucking industry list of top concerns this year — but another issue broke into the top 10 list for the first time.

October 24, 2021

FTR's Trucking Outlook: What the Numbers Say About Freight, Rates, and Drivers
Sysco to Launch Driver Academy

Sysco to Launch Driver Academy

Foodservice distribution giant Sysco is starting its own driver training school in the face of an increasingly challenging labor market.

August 17, 2021

Drug Testing and the Driver Shortage

Drug Testing and the Driver Shortage

In the future, will we decide that someone can use cannabis and still be a safe, desirable driver for the trucking industry? The answer is complicated, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says in her latest editorial commentary.

July 9, 2021

How One Fleet Took Healthcare Costs into its Own Hands

How One Fleet Took Healthcare Costs into its Own Hands

Captive insurance companies are becoming more popular as a way for motor carriers to keep auto and liability insurance costs down. L&F Distributors, a Texas-based beverage distributor with some 1,000 power units, applied the same approach to healthcare costs.

May 26, 2021

Appeals Court Rules AB5 Not Preempted

Appeals Court Rules AB5 Not Preempted

An appeals court panel has reversed a lower court’s preliminary injunction protecting California’s trucking industry from the state’s onerous AB5 law – a law that many believe virtually eliminates the traditional trucking owner-operator model in the state.

April 28, 2021

Labor Department Wants to Withdraw New Independent Contractor Definition
Biden Administration Withdraws Letter on Sleeper Berth Pay
Audit Finds Shortfalls in National Medical Examiner Registry

Audit Finds Shortfalls in National Medical Examiner Registry

The National Registry of Medical Examiners has been plagued with problems since its rollout in 2014, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has done a poor job of oversight, according to a review by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

January 15, 2021

FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to eliminate its federal vision exemption waiver program and instead let medical professionals and motor carriers determine whether drivers with limited vision in one eye may drive commercial motor vehicles.

January 12, 2021

Final DOL Independent Contractor Rule Addresses Trucking

Final DOL Independent Contractor Rule Addresses Trucking

A final rule clarifying the definition of independent contractor published Jan. 7 by the Department of Labor covers several issues specific to trucking – but there are questions as to whether it will actually take effect under the incoming Biden administration.

January 7, 2021

Driver Charged with Killing Cyclists Declared Imminent Hazard
Truckers Not Among 'Essential Workers' in Next Vaccine Wave
Third-Party CDL Testing From Trainers OK, Says FMCSA
What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.

December 7, 2020

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