If you were hoping to get a more paperless experience with commercial driver medical certification requirements this summer, you're out of luck. Find out why rules to digitally integrate medical examiner registry data with licensing offices may be postponed.
April 22, 2021
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules, designed to offer drivers more flexibility, take effect at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 29.
September 28, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that aims to clarify who’s an employee and who’s an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which could be good news for some trucking companies using owner-operators.
September 23, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 14 published a long-awaited final rule updating hours of service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers that offer the industry more flexibility.
May 14, 2020
More than half of the fleets surveyed by HDT reported their level of business had been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and 3% reported employees had tested positive for COVID-19.
April 21, 2020
As reports have circulated about truckers having a hard time getting food on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, some groups and companies have stepped up to help out.
March 23, 2020
The Department of Transportation has issued guidance on drug and alcohol testing for federally regulated transportation workers, as fleets and commercial drivers may face challenges complying with regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 2020
Trucking got a temporary reprieve from California’s AB5, a controversial new law in effect Jan. 1 severely limiting the ability to use independent contractors.
January 1, 2020
More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.
October 8, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18 signed Assembly Bill 5 into law, a measure that trucking interests in the state say will wipe out the ability to use owner-operators.
September 18, 2019
A federal judge has thrown out one of two trucking association lawsuits challenging the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision last year restricting the use of independent contractors by transportation companies in the state.
April 1, 2019
On March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a case involving the alleged misclassification of California owner-operator drivers as independent contractors rather than employees – but it's far from the end of the battle over employee misclassification in the state.
March 26, 2019
Trucking companies that use owner-operator independent contractors may not be able to rely on arbitration clauses to protect them from lawsuits in the wake of a new U.S. Supreme Court decision.
January 15, 2019
The Western States Trucking Association plans to challenge a California Supreme Court ruling that it says will effectively end the use of trucking owner-operators in the state.
May 29, 2018