FMCSA holds public hearing on self-driving trucks


Posted on 04/26/2017 by David Radke

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The FMCSA held a public listening session to discuss the development of regulations pertaining to autonomous commercial vehicles.

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Two trucking companies announce merger


Posted on 04/13/2017 by David Radke

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Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation announced April 10 their intention to merge operations in an all-stock deal.

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PepsiCo and Shell planned a 3-week demonstration about fuel efficient technologies


Posted on 04/13/2017 by David Radke

PepsiCo and Shell planned a 3-week demonstration about fuel efficient technologies

Shell and PepsiCo, along with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room have planned a cross-country tour demonstrating advancements in the trucking industry focusing on one important theme: Fuel efficiency, according to Commercial Carrier Journal.

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FMCSA regulation violation penalties to increase April 24


Posted on 04/12/2017 by David Radke

Fine amounts were adjusted according to a cost-of-living multiplier.

The Department of Transportation increased fines for all violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, effective Monday, April 24.

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Truck demand increases in March, should stay strong in April


Posted on 04/05/2017 by David Radke

Increased Easter shopping among consumers will spur greater truck demand.

Truck demand increased for fleet services across the board in March.

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Driver pay decreased in 2016, 2017 looks better


Posted on 03/24/2017 by David Radke

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A recent study found that the average owner-operator in the U.S. saw wages decrease slightly in 2016.

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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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