Attract young drivers with a new message


Posted on 03/22/2017 by David Radke

Companies need to hire new drivers to meet demand.

Long-term drivers are aging into retirement and few young people enter the industry or stay for long.

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EPA emissions rules in the crosshairs


Posted on 03/17/2017 by David Radke

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It remains to be seen how recent proposals will impact the commercial trucking industry and similar laws put in place to curb diesel emissions.

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FMCSA reveals long-awaited study results, nixes controversial restart rule


Posted on 03/16/2017 by David Radke

FMCSA reveals long-awaited study results, nixes controversial restart rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the results of the organization’s five-month study regarding an hours of service rule that sparked debate among the trucking industry.

The study was ordered by Congress at the end of 2014 as a way for the FMCSA to prove that the restart rules made the roads safer for commercial drivers and citizens alike. The FMCSA regulations in question required drivers to take two off-duty periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. during their restart periods, and to take just one restart per 168 hours (or seven days).

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As driver shortage continues, no clear answers


Posted on 03/10/2017 by David Radke

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The trucking industry of today has not kept pace with most major economic indicators, even though it is arguably just as vital to the nation’s economy.

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Trucking industry leaders push for DERA funding


Posted on 03/09/2017 by David Radke

Trucking industry leaders push for DERA funding

The American Trucking Associations, along with several trucking industry and fleet services experts, are petitioning for the continuation of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program, according to Overdrive Magazine.

The group of industry leaders wrote a letter to new Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on March 3, asking him to confirm that the EPA will continue DERA under his leadership.

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Nebraska State Troopers use trucks for enforcement


Posted on 03/06/2017 by David Radke

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The Nebraska State Patrol has begun a partnership with the Nebraska Trucking Association to put state troopers behind the wheel of truck cabs to conduct safety and enforcement patrols.

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Class 8 truck orders rise in February


Posted on 03/03/2017 by David Radke

February saw gains in truck orders.

Class 8 truck orders increased in February, marking the third month in the past two years that year-over-year gains were observed.

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Why 2017 is an important year for the trucking industry


Posted on 03/01/2017 by David Radke

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This year represents a big a opportunity for the trucking industry.

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FMCSA issues clarification on ELDs


Posted on 02/27/2017 by David Radke

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently issued clarification regarding older automatic onboard recording devices.

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3 tax deductions every owner-operator should claim


Posted on 02/20/2017 by David Radke

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The deadline to file tax returns is quickly approaching and owner-operators should take advantage of the following tax deductions

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