FMCSA revokes proposed 2016 bill mandating testing for employee sleep apnea


Posted on 08/17/2017 by David Radke

A tired man rubbing his face as he lays in bed

On August 4, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration declared they withdrew from an Obama-era proposal aimed at legally requiring highway and rail carriers to test current and new operators for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Trucking industry faces challenges as marijuana legalized across states


Posted on 08/17/2017 by David Radke

Marijuana has been legalized in several states, making federal compliance confusing for some drivers.

The trucking industry is subject to its own set of compliance policies, but as marijuana is legalized across a growing number of states in the United States, companies are grappling with how to handle their applicant pools.

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Drug tests may play role in trucking labor shortage


Posted on 07/31/2017 by David Radke

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A primary point of contention between employers strapped for workers and employees looking for a job is the practice of mandatory drug testing.

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Starting Aug. 1, drivers will be able to dispute crash preventability


Posted on 07/28/2017 by David Radke

Starting Aug. 1, carriers may be able to dispute certain crashes that affected their CSA score.

Fleets will have a little bit more control over their Compliance, Safety and Accountability score beginning Aug. 1.

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New details on Nafta overhaul plan


Posted on 07/26/2017 by David Radke

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The White House revealed its most detailed plan to date for how to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017 predicts industry growth


Posted on 07/25/2017 by David Radke

Trucking and other modes should grow in the coming decade.

The American Trucking Associations released its annual forward-looking analysis of the trucking industry July 19.

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Motions to delay ELD compliance emerge in Congress


Posted on 07/20/2017 by David Radke

Fleet companies should determine which ELD is both compliant and best for their operation.

A bill filed by Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin called the ELD Extension Act of 2017 could delay the compliance date for the mandate by two years.

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Fourth of July weekend gives way to higher chance of cargo theft


Posted on 06/30/2017 by David Radke

Cargo thieves often go after trucks carrying food and beverages.

Independence Day is often a time to celebrate our nation among family, friends and fireworks. For some, though, a day of country-wide celebration is an opportunity for theft.

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The National Academies of Science recommends changes to SMS


Posted on 06/30/2017 by David Radke

Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier rating system will likely change in the next two years.

The National Academies of Science advised FMCSA to explore a different, more statistics-based approach to CSA, called item response theory.

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Amazon fights Walmart in the ‘last mile’ race


Posted on 06/26/2017 by David Radke

Trucks

These two deals between two competing corporate monoliths represent a broader shift in the global economy.

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