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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

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

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

Listening Session Draws Ideas for New-Entrant Requirements

Listening Session Draws Ideas for New-Entrant Requirements

MATS, LOUISVILLE – There were a variety of suggestions from industry players on how to implement a new-entrant testing system Friday during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's public listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 31, 2014

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 1

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 1

As we look back at 2013, here's our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.

December 26, 2013

Green Fleet Conference: Gridlock, Obama, and What it Means for Green Fleets

Green Fleet Conference: Gridlock, Obama, and What it Means for Green Fleets

PHOENIX -- What should you expect in President Obama's second term? A single word: gridlock. The current government shutdown is just one more symptom of a Congress that hasn't passed a budget since 2007. Yet that might not affect green fleets' investments in clean-burning and alternative fueled vehicles as much as you might think.

October 1, 2013

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