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10/3/2017
Failed attempts in court and on Capitol Hill to delay the upcoming electronic logging device mandate have done little to discourage critics of the rule who continue to push for a delay.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is among the nearly three dozen groups to recently urge policymakers to approve a two-year extension of the Dec. 18 mandate via legislation sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas). Read More

10/3/2017
Donald Trump’s infrastructure guru spent part of Sept. 26 at a conference in Washington promoting the president’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and airports relying in part on public-private partnerships. The same day, across town, Trump was telling lawmakers that those kinds of deals don’t work. Read More

9/29/2017
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency‘s (NACFE) Run on Less initiative – a cross-country long-haul fuel efficiency demonstration – achieved a cumulative average of 10.1 mpg during 99 days of driving the agency announced Sunday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. The results exceeded the original 9 mpg goal set by hosts Carbon War Room (CWR) and NACFE. Read More

9/29/2017

The three most prominent trucking industry trade groups have signaled their intent to work with Raymond P. Martinez on trucking’s most pressing issues should he be confirmed by the Senate to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

 
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9/15/2017
Trucking freight dynamics will shift, perhaps dramatically, in the coming months as recovery and rebuilding efforts in Texas and Florida take shape following massive blows from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Such a shift will challenge the trucking industry’s capacity, particularly for the flatbed segment, and will likely drive up rates both on the spot market and contract market. Read More

9/15/2017
Despite their recent 18-month slump, Class 8 truck orders are forecasted by research firm FTR to jump to 247,000 this year and upwards of 300,000 in 2018 — a healthy rebound from lackluster orders seen in late 2015 and through all of 2016. Read More

8/31/2017
Hurricane Harvey and the damage it is inflicting in southeast Texas will crimp trucking industry capacity, alter the country’s freight flow and likely push rates upward in the coming weeks and months, said pricing and supply chain experts Mark Montague and Eileen Hart of Loadboard and data firm DAT Solutions. Read More

8/31/2017
With Tropical Storm Harvey expected to continue dumping unprecedented amounts of rain over southeast Texas through the rest of the week, transportation officials in the state are discouraging travel in the region due to historic flooding on highways and roads. Read More

8/15/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with no public notice to the trucking industry or trucking media, is in the midst of a three-stop tour intended to gather input from trucking stakeholders on some of the agency’s most prominent regulations. Read More

8/15/2017
Insulin-dependent diabetic truckers may no longer have to request a formal exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, should a new federal rule go into effect. Read More

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