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Sweeping Labor Bill Would Limit Independent Contractor Use Nationwide

Business and trucking interests are criticizing a union-backed labor bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other things, the bill would rewrite how independent contractors are defined along the same lines as the controversial new AB5 law in California, which would upend trucking’s longstanding use of owner-operators.

ATRI Research Redefines Role of Government in Autonomous Truck Testing

The American Transportation Research Institute has published a new report that looks at how government regulations are affecting the evolution of autonomous vehicle technology, as well as the role government plays in the testing and overseeing of these technologies in the real world.

HDT's Top 19 Trucking News Stories of 2019

After scouring through our website analytics of news items of the past 12 months, HDT came up with the top 19 stories of 2019, giving you a look back on some of the important moments from this past year.

TRIB’s Stevens Discusses the Impact of Tariffs on U.S. Retreaders

The imposition of aggressive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese-made medium truck tires arguably has been the most significant development to hit the domestic retreading industry in many years, and the impact of those actions is something that the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is monitoring closely.

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

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.

Why Americans Won't See LCV Expansion Anytime Soon [Opinion]

There won’t be any nationwide thaw in the 1991 ISTEA freeze on long combination vehicles anytime soon, not in my lifetime anyway, nor probably in my children’s lifetime, says Charlie Willmott in this week's guest voices blog. He would put money on it.