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Among many things, the pandemic has reminded society how indispensable professional drivers and their work are to our everyday lives. With businesses shut down and people sheltering in place, commercial drivers have gone beyond the call of duty to continue transport of essential goods from warehouses across the country to the shelves of our local stores, hospitals, clinics and front doors. Read More

Trailer orders ended 2020 on a high note, reaching 41,700 units in December, according to preliminary data from FTR. Read More

A 2020 study looking at the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in truck drivers found that nearly half of the 20,000 observed truck drivers potentially had apnea. Read More

The transportation industry remains one of the deadliest in the United States, according to the U.S. fatal injuries count released last month. In fact, 2019 was the deadliest year for each industry since 2003. Read More

This two-part series takes a look at what might be in store for trucking and motor carriers in 2021. This first installment details what regulations fleets can expect to see action on in the coming year. The second installment will cover expectations for freight demand, rates and the economy in 2021. Read it next week. Read More

Despite economic activity seemingly slowing some in December overall, indicators relating to trucking activity continued to show strength in the month. In addition to Class 8 truck orders closing the year on a rally, spot market rates in December continued to accelerate for dry van and refrigerated loads, according to load board operator, and trucking employment numbers jumped again in December from November. Read More

The Department of Labor published Thursday its final rule clarifying the definition of independent contractor as it relates to the Fair Labor Standards Act, despite the Biden administration announcing last week that it would halt a number of the Trump administration’s “midnight regulations,” including DOL’s pending independent contractor rule. Read More

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who has been part of President Trump’s cabinet since his first weeks in office, will resign in wake of the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Read More

A handful of regulations recently finalized or proposed during the final months of the Trump administration could be halted or delayed when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20. Read More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on recording hours of service time as a “yard move,” which can be recorded as “on-duty, not driving” rather than “driving” time. Read More

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