New analysis finds flaws in research used to justify hours-of-service change

The research used to confirm the benefits of last summer’s changes in truck drivers’ hours-of-service rule has significant problems, according to an analysis published Tuesday. The government agency that sponsored ...

Truck tonnage up slightly in March, still ‘clawing out of hole’ from winter

Truck tonnage rose 0.6 percent in March from February, according to the American Trucking Associations' monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, but tonnage is still trying to recoup losses caused by ...

FMCSA says carrier insurance minimums too low, rule to raise them in the works

Drug and alcohol driver database comment period extended after OOIDA request

Mexican truckers threatening blockade, FMCSA called on to resolve dispute

Mexican truckers unhappy with inspections, fines and treatment by inspectors are threatening to protest at Arizona border crossings with a traffic blockade, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, who ...

ATA Chairman to speak at CCJ Summer Symposium

American Trucking Associations chairman, Phil Byrd, will give the luncheon address at the CCJ Summer Symposium held June 23-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, CA. The symposium will also include a keynote address from Ben Stein and topics covering CSA, driver recruiting and retention, what the e-log mandate means for your business and a trucking economic outlook. For more information or to register visit

Diesel price jumps, snapping 6-week streak of drops

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped 1.9 cents in the week ended April 21 to $3.971, snapping a streak of six consecutive weekly drops that ...

ATA boss blasts ‘anti-truck agitators’

The attempt by railroads, unions and other “anti-truck” groups to distort the truth about the safety of bigger trucks won’t work because the facts will support more productive vehicles, the ...

E-log mandate to push droves of drivers from trucking?

Monday Money: Trucking, economic indicators in 5 slides

California mulling zero-emission technology program

California legislators have scheduled an April 30 hearing on legislation to establish a zero- and near-zero emission technology program for certain vehicles and equipment. California's Air Resources Board would administer the ...

FMCSA shutdown order tossed in court, fleet allowed to resume work

A Department of Transportation judge has tossed out a shutdown order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing the Illinois-based DND International to resume its operations. DND is the carrier of ...

DOT’s Foxx on road tour: Call Congress, tell them to act on long-term highway bill

State agency nominees sought for UCR board

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking four state chief administration officers overseeing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan to serve on the plan’s board. The 2005 omnibus highway reauthorization act ...

Driver coercion rule expected this month, speed limiter and Safety Fitness rules could see action soon

Highway fund to go broke Aug. 31; senator calls for bipartisan action

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated the “ticker” that displays the balance in the Highway Trust Fund, and it now projects the account will run out of money Aug. ...

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