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9/7/2021
Headlines and soundbites sometimes are all we seem to have time for as we drown in the daily flood of information. In-depth analysis takes time to absorb. Details can get lost... Read More

9/7/2021
Headlines and soundbites sometimes are all we seem to have time for as we drown in the daily flood of information. In-depth analysis takes time to absorb. Details can get lost... Read More

7/18/2021
When a company or person makes a decision, and that decision is wrong, what do you do? You change, or you suffer the consequences of both that decision and the decision to sta... Read More

7/18/2021
When a company or person makes a decision, and that decision is wrong, what do you do? You change, or you suffer the consequences of both that decision and the decision to sta... Read More

7/12/2021
World-class customer service is now an expectation from end-user consumers who have gotten used to clicking a button, ordering it now and having it at their doorstep tomorrow &mdas... Read More

7/12/2021
World-class customer service is now an expectation from end-user consumers who have gotten used to clicking a button, ordering it now and having it at their doorstep tomorrow &mdas... Read More

3/4/2021
Trucking is one industry that still generates a lot of paperwork with bills of lading, proof-of-delivery receipts, registrations, inspection reports, insurance documentation, accou... Read More

3/4/2021
Trucking is one industry that still generates a lot of paperwork with bills of lading, proof-of-delivery receipts, registrations, inspection reports, insurance documentation, accou... Read More

5/8/2020
Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry tumbled by 88,000 jobs in April, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation Summary. That signific... Read More

5/8/2020
Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry tumbled by 88,000 jobs in April, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation Summary. That signific... Read More

4/6/2018
This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards designed to ramp up the efficiency of cars and light tru... Read More

4/6/2018
Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry surged in March, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation report, adding 6,700 jobs. March&rsquo... Read More

4/6/2018
Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry surged in March, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation report, adding 6,700 jobs. March&rsquo... Read More

10/27/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-serv... Read More

10/27/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-serv... Read More

10/27/2017
Electronic data interchange (EDI) has traditionally allowed carriers to edit transaction data before sending it to their customers. EDI transactions include shipment status updates... Read More

10/27/2017
Electronic data interchange (EDI) has traditionally allowed carriers to edit transaction data before sending it to their customers. EDI transactions include shipment status updates... Read More

10/27/2017
IFDA study finds driver pay in the foodservice industry is 30% higher than trucker pay in general and is 19% higher than average for all U.S. workers. An hourly compensation surve... Read More

10/27/2017
IFDA study finds driver pay in the foodservice industry is 30% higher than trucker pay in general and is 19% higher than average for all U.S. workers. An hourly compensation surve... Read More

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 hur... Read More

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 hur... 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 ... 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 ... 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 th... 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 d... Read More

8/30/2017
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 d... Read More

8/30/2017
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 th... 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 fro... 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 fro... 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

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

8/3/2017
The second-generation owner of a 100-truck carrier had the ear of both President Trump and one of his closest advisors, daughter Ivanka Trump, this week at the White House. Sh... Read More

8/3/2017
The second-generation owner of a 100-truck carrier had the ear of both President Trump and one of his closest advisors, daughter Ivanka Trump, this week at the White House. Sh... Read More

5/7/2017
The 2017 fiscal year spending package cleared by Congress this week bars the U.S. DOT from further work developing or deploying a wireless roadside inspection program until the DOT... Read More

5/7/2017
The 2017 fiscal year spending package cleared by Congress this week bars the U.S. DOT from further work developing or deploying a wireless roadside inspection program until the DOT... Read More

4/5/2017
FTR reports preliminary Class 8 net orders for March came in above expectations and, for the third consecutive months, much higher than a year ago. March orders, 22,800 units,... Read More

4/5/2017
FTR reports preliminary Class 8 net orders for March came in above expectations and, for the third consecutive months, much higher than a year ago. March orders, 22,800 units,... Read More

11/18/2011
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11/11/2011
While oil prices continue to drop, a steady rise in diesel prices might be a bit troubling for trucking companies. Diesel fuel prices in the U.S. increased 17 cents per gallon ove... Read More

11/4/2011
Concerns over CSA are nothing new to the trucking industry, but it appears mainstream media is starting to grasp the initiative’s impact on the driver shorta... Read More

10/28/2011
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10/14/2011
Are some personality types simply more predisposed to have a vehicular accident? Are some habits – say, cigarette smoking or heavy coffee consumption – more likely to s... Read More

9/30/2011
It looks as if the controversy over proposed hours-of-service rules is about to enter the high-stakes political hardball stage. As the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration ... Read More

9/23/2011
To borrow a phrase from an old advertising campaign, when is it not OK to reach out and touch someone? The National Transportation Safety Board is proposing regulations to ban t... Read More

9/16/2011
Unemployment across the country remains high, and yet the trucking industry continues to weather a lengthy and costly shortage of drivers. That head-scratcher paradox is picking up... Read More

9/2/2011
Here’s a heads-up to all truckers who will be driving through Colorado over the next nine months. Chain Law began this week along I-70 for all commercial vehicles driving bet... Read More

8/26/2011
Truckers in New Jersey and New York are none too happy about a recently announced plan increasingly tolls at tunnels and bridges leading into New York City. Approved by the Po... Read More

7/22/2011
Despite worrisome unemployment figures nationwide, the shortage of truck drivers is closing in on 100,000, and some are predicting that by 2012 it could be as severe as half a mill... Read More