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FMCSA seeking industry input on potential insurance increase rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Nov. 26 it is seeking trucking industry input on a potential rulemaking that would increase the $750,000 minimum amount of liability insurance motor carriers must have. The agency published ...

Be thankful for all those cars stuck in traffic this holiday

This Thanksgiving, I’m especially thankful for traffic jams – those ridiculous and often needless backups that ruin the great American holiday for so many. First, let me frame my comments: Thanksgiving is THE multigenerational event in my ...

Smartphones, tablets being utilized for low-cost compliance with ELD mandate

The final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by drivers and fleets is scheduled to be published Sept. 30, 2015, and enforcement to begin Sept. 30, 2017. For fleets that already have onboard ...

CVSA asks FMCSA to pull CSA scores from public view

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has become the latest industry group to request that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration remove from public view the scores from its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Measurement System. CVSA, ...

The next big wave: how video and data will transform trucking

Four large rooms full of cubicles join at the center of SmartDrive’s 25,000 sq.-foot office in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley neighborhood like the wings of a butterfly. Employees call this central area the “truckstop.” This is ...

Truckload Carrier Reports: Key 3rd quarter metrics compared

The third quarter earnings report season provided a generally positive outlook on the financial health of large truckload carriers, with a few companies putting up very nice gains from a year ago – and a year ...

DOT: Electronic logging device mandate rule expected Sept. 2015, action on speed limiters expected next month

A Final Rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by drivers and fleets is expected to be published Sept. 30, 2015, according to a recent Department of Transportation report, meaning enforcement of the mandate ...

Harassment of drivers via e-logs not an issue, FMCSA concludes in study

Based on a survey of more than 600 drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded that carrier harassment of drivers — especially harassment caused due to use of electronic logging devices — is ...

Fleet executive panel: 4 keys to improving driver productivity

It’s likely not a surprise to drivers, but many of the things that negatively impact day-to-day productivity and efficiency are outside of their control, and it’s up to the fleets to find solutions, as a ...

CCJ Symposium: Sandberg breaks down current, pending FMCSA regs

“Driving a large truck typically requires all of your senses,” stated Annette Sandberg, a fleet safety and compliance expert at the CCJ Fall Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 7. During the past two years, ...

Court tosses OOIDA’s suit against Calif. emissions rules

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s 2013 lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge based on jurisdiction and the necessity for the U.S. EPA ...

Trucking’s ‘prospect for profitability’ better than ever, economist says

There are substantial “silver linings” to the historically slow economic recovery, the driver shortage and even to strict trucking regulations and the high cost of equipment, an industry economist told fleet executives and suppliers at ...

CCJ Fall Symposium speakers talk engaging drivers, upcoming regulations, roadside inspections, industry image and more

Load One flourishes by keeping drivers engaged with technology John Elliott, president and CEO of Load One, presented a breakout session at the CCJ Fall Symposium on Nov. 6 about how to use online technologies to ...

Coming Crunch, Part 2: Trucking’s technician shortage compounded by ever-evolving truck technology

This is the second part of a three-part series. Click here to read Part 1. Part 3 will be published Friday. A shift in thinking, a call to action As if things aren’t bad enough, today’s trucking ...

FMCSA’s insurance increase rule will come slowly, if ever, says ATA policy chief

Industry concerns over regulators’ seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says the American Trucking Associations’ chief ...


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