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HDT Executive Editor David Cullen takes you inside the exhibit hall of the Transportation Research Board's 99th Annual Meeting. TRB works to advance all modes of transportation, including improving highways to make freight movements by truck safer and more efficient.

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Canadian Province Cracking Down on Truck Emissions

Ontario will increase its focus on truck emissions in 2020 as the Canadian province prepares to crack down on anyone that bypasses emissions controls – and that includes on-highway enforcement on trucks from other jurisdictions.

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.

Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their career. Here's one driver's first-person story.

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."

Driver Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure, Wins Damages

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that UPS Freight violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act when managers retaliated against a driver who refused to drive without an ELD being mounted.

U.S. DOT Wants Industry Input on Emerging Technologies

The Department of Transportation wants public and transportation industry stakeholders to comment on its Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Council to better improve its responsiveness to the needs of the public.