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Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.

January 15, 2020

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

What's in store for trucking from the regulators in Washington, D.C., this year? Executive Editor David Cullen says the government wheels move slowly, but hours-of-service is among those to watch in 2020.

January 11, 2020

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

Nobody likes to be talked at, least of all people who have places to go and freight to haul. Yes, we’re talking about driver orientation meetings — and how to make them memorable for drivers and worthwhile for your fleet.

December 11, 2019

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."

December 3, 2019

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.

December 2, 2019

How Trucking is Widening the Driver Pool
Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

A government official expert at analyzing labor trends contends that trucking is not experiencing a driver shortage, rather she sees the problem as one of painful turnover in one segment of the industry.

September 11, 2019

Driver-Training Rule Rolling Out, Wrinkles or Not
Feds: No Need to Pay Truck Drivers for Off-Duty Time Spent in Sleeper Berth
 FMCSA Proposes Streamlining Testing Process for New Truck Drivers
DOT Aims to Lower Barriers to Autonomous Tech for Trucks and Cars
FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

Data from ELD-compliant operators is already informing the FMCSA's plan to propose changes to the hours-of-service rule, stated agency chief Ray Martinez in his upbeat address to members of the Truckload Carriers Association.

March 12, 2019

Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

With an industry-wide shortage of new truck drivers, it's tempting to just find and hire CDL holders as fast as they can be found. But one good way to hire better drivers, who stay longer, is to avoid hiring your turnover.

March 11, 2019

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