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How Will Election Affect the Quagmire in Washington?

How Will Election Affect the Quagmire in Washington?

The results of the November election could have profound effects on three important issues for the heavy-vehicle industry: Trade, transportation/infrastructure, and energy and the environment.

September 15, 2020

FMCSA Asks for Comments on Broker Transparency Petitions
FTR: 2019 Freight Market 'Steadier' Than it May Seem

FTR: 2019 Freight Market 'Steadier' Than it May Seem

While it’s been a challenging year for the trucking industry in some ways, comparisons to the runaway market of 2017-2018 may make it seem worse than it is. In their monthly State of Freight webinar Dec. 12, the transportation intelligence analysts at FTR discussed the top trends affecting freight volumes and rates.

December 12, 2019

Is California Trying to Kill the Independent Contractor Model? [Commentary]
Commentary: Make Your Voice Heard on Hours-Of-Service Proposal
What’s Behind Recent High-Profile Trucking Closures?
8 Trends to Watch in Trucking in 2019

8 Trends to Watch in Trucking in 2019

Reporting on the trucking industry was eventful in 2018, and it looks to get even more exciting in 2019. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her predictions for where we're going with drivers, regulations, technology and more.

December 21, 2018

Machinery Haulers Get 2019 Outlook

Machinery Haulers Get 2019 Outlook

The 2019 outlook is generally rosy for motor carriers that haul machinery, as trucking will continue to see the effects of the ELD mandate and drivers and owner-operators will continue to be in demand. That was what The Machinery Haulers Association heard at the group’s winter meeting.

December 20, 2018

ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of the electronic logging device mandate yet, between temporary exemptions and a phased-in enforcement period, and in fact we may not know the true effect on the industry until rates soften significantly, according to FTR analysts.

February 8, 2018

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the changing trucking landscape in 2017.

December 14, 2017

Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks
How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

As it showcased its Freightliner Inspiration Truck automated truck, Daimler Trucks North America talked about sources for its inspiration -- primarily customers, but also other factors, including regulations.

May 6, 2015

Commentary: When Well-Intentioned Rules Have Unintended Consequences
Blunt: Regs Could Keep U.S. From Taking Advantage of Opportunity

Blunt: Regs Could Keep U.S. From Taking Advantage of Opportunity

SAN DIEGO -- The United States has exciting opportunities it can take advantage of, if the government shows a little common sense and doesn't allow over-regulation to stand in the way. That was the message of Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., speaking Sunday at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition.

October 5, 2014

Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

Driver turnover, a problem that has traditionally plagued longhaul, irregular-route truckload fleets, is now affecting every type of fleet in the industry – and it's only going to get worse, according to industry analysts at investment advisory firm Stifel.

September 9, 2014

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