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With tens of millions of doses already delivered and millions of doses waiting in the wings for delivery, we reached out to a few industry onlookers to see what the process of hauling COVID-19 vaccine loads has looked like so far -- and how the process might change with potentially hundreds of millions of doses slated for delivery and administration in the coming months. Read More

Hours regs suspended in 33 states, D.C., for winter storm relief haulers
Truck drivers and carriers hauling various winter storm relief supplies in 33 states and Washington, D.C., are exempt from hours of service regulations following an emergency declaration issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Midwestern, Southern, and Western Service Centers. Read More

Technology startups and venture capital (VC) firms have been making big bets in the trillion-dollar trucking and logistics (T&L) industry. Read More

States given flexibility to further extend CDL, med cert expirations
In addition to extending the COVID-related hours of service waiver through the end of May, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is also extending the period for which states can choose to extend the validity of CDLs and CLPs through May 31. The waiver was set to expire Feb. 28. Read More

Our transportation clients frequently inquire whether they should invest in dash cameras for their fleet of commercial motor vehicles. Their primary concerns (aside from the upfront investment costs) is the possibility that a dash cam will capture content that may be harmful in a future lawsuit. Read More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending its hours of service waiver for truck drivers hauling relief supplies related to the COVID-19 pandemic through May 31. The waiver was most recently set to expire Feb. 28. Read More

Mileage has traditionally been used by truckload carriers as the basis for pricing loads, billing customers and paying drivers. In this low-margin industry, however, time has always been the more important denominator. Read More

A 6.3-cent increase in the national average price of diesel during the most recent week has diesel prices soaring to pre-pandemic levels, just a penny shy of the national average of the week ending March 9, 2020, around the time shutdowns began around the nation. Read More

As with many other pandemic-driven aspects of the world that developed in 2020, the U.S. DOT and its state enforcement partners turned to remote options to conduct safety audits of trucking companies. Read More

The number of payroll jobs in the for-hire trucking industry fell by 2,900 jobs in January, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Department of Labor in its monthly Employment Situation Summary. That’s the first month since April that trucking industry employment fell from the month prior. Read More

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