The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.
November 13, 2019
Time is money in the trucking business. Yet, with carriers, shippers and brokers agreeing that detention is a problem, solving the issue is a delicate balancing act – with no side willing to take full blame.
November 8, 2019
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show is embarking on the second installment of the every-other-year business-to-business trucking industry expo. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and more insight filled than than the last, organizers tell HDT.
October 24, 2019
A long time hazmat truck driver was using CBD oil for pain management and thought that it contained no THC. But when he tested positive for high levels of THC in his next drug test, he lost his job of 10 years.
October 16, 2019
Two proposed bills in the House of Representatives aim to reduce harm caused by large truck crashes by updating the minimum insurance requirements for carriers and requiring automatic emergency braking to be standard on large commercial vehicles.
July 18, 2019
Recent economic reports from trucking industry analysts show a decline in the freight market in the near term, but it could stabilize in the long term.
July 15, 2019
Trailer orders continued to slide in May as OEMs catch up on building orders from last year. But with few signs that ordering will pick up again this year and a slowing economy, could it mean lower prices for fleets in the future?
June 24, 2019
Testifying before a House subcommittee, several trucking stakeholder groups made a case for the importance of trucking to the U.S. economy and offered plans on how to improve it, from infrastructure funding to safety regulations.
June 12, 2019
An alarming report on the state of the nation’s bridges shows that over 47,000 bridges in the United States are rated structurally deficient and in need of urgent repairs.
April 4, 2019
A recent bill proposed by California State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) lays out an even more aggressive plan for emissions reduction in the state and puts the transportation sector squarely in its crosshairs.
March 15, 2019
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving roughly 20,000 drivers over claims that the drivers were improperly classified as independent drivers.
March 14, 2019
Reintroduced bipartisan legislation to mandate underride guards on large commercial trucks was met with opposition from the trucking industry, with both ATA and the OOIDA voicing their objections to the proposed rule.
March 12, 2019
A coalition of nearly 70 trade organizations has sent a letter to Congress in support of a bipartisan bill that would allow drivers as young as 18 to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
March 7, 2019
With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition.
February 28, 2019
The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
February 26, 2019