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Rhode Island’s Truck Tolls Remain Unpopular with Trucking Groups

National and local trucking and infrastructure interest groups have roundly rejected Rhode Island's system of interstate tolling that specifically targets commercial vehicle traffic.

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Driver Turnover Rises at Large Truckload Carriers

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers increased in the first quarter of 2018, reflecting how fleets are struggling to retain and recruit new drivers as freight demand rises.

Truck Tonnage Index Shows Robust Growth in April

The April Truck Tonnage Index rebounded from a dip in March, indicating a robust freight environment, according to the American Trucking Associations.

Volvo Trucks Equips America's Road Team with New VNL 760

Volvo Trucks North America presented a new Volvo VNL 760 to representatives of the America’s Road Team program, reinforcing the truck maker’s support for the American Trucking Associations' safety outreach campaign.

House Approves Rider to Thwart State Preemption of Trucker HOS Rules

An amendment written to resolve the issue of preemption by individual states of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers was passed on April 26 by a solidly bipartisan vote of 222-193 as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act currently being debated by the House of Representatives.

The Long Ride Up Capitol Hill for Trucking's Preemption Rider

The fight has been joined again on Capitol Hill over “preemption,” that is to say, should the separate states have the right to preempt federal law when it comes to setting work rules for truck drivers?

March Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.1%

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 1.1% in March to a reading of 110, down from 111.2 in February.

ATA Launches Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council will be hosting a new event called the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, addressing best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity.

ATA Names Horvath Director of Safety Policy

American Trucking Associations has hired Dan Horvath as the organization’s new director of safety, in charge of transportation safety advocacy.

Analysis: Raising Federal Fuel Tax Makes Economic Sense

The way we pay for federally funded road and bridge projects hasn’t changed over the past 25 years and a fuel tax increase may provide the needed funding for our crumbling infrastructure. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.