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Significant liability insurance hike floated again in Congress
A bill that would tie truck owners’ minimum liability insurance requirements to medical care cost inflation has been reintroduced in the U.S. House.
April 19, 2021
Experts say fleets should prioritize camera evidence for safety
Telematics, ELDs and event recorders help safety conscious Stewart Transport prioritize driver performance and safety.
April 18, 2021
Biden announces pick for FMCSA Administrator
FMCSA's current acting administrator, Meera Joshi, will have to be confirmed by the Senate before officially being named FMCSA Administrator. Also: Yellow announces leadership changes; and Women in Trucking's Driver of the Year finalists named.
April 15, 2021
California foodservice fleet ordering 14 Volvo VNR Electric trucks
Quality Custom Distribution will deploy 14 Volvo VNR Electric models in its Southern California last-mile delivery routes over the next two years, representing the largest single purchasing commitment of the Volvo electric trucks to date.
April 14, 2021
More than 1,400 International, 500 Mack trucks recalled
Two brakes-related recalls from Navistar affect more than 1,400 International trucks, and a stability control issue prompted a recall of more than 500 Mack trucks. Also: Pay raises at two large fleets.
April 13, 2021
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'Is the juice worth the squeeze?' Fleets look to protect image
Creating a positive vibe on social media is hard work with all of the negative comments. How should fleets handle these situations?
April 13, 2021
ATRI studying impact of rising insurance costs on trucking
ATRI is asking for carriers' insurance cost data to study how rising costs are affecting trucking. Also: A new telehealth option is available for carriers; Knight-Swift raises driver pay.
April 12, 2021
Though trucking remains exempt, another court favors A.B. 5 applying to trucking
A second state court in California has ruled that federal law does not preempt that law that would effectively outlaw the leased owner-operator model in the state. Also: ATA, insurance groups join to fight towing, staged-accident fraud.
April 6, 2021
Flatbedder gets creative to prevent workplace falls
The system meets DOT requirements for a fixed feature. It can be left up when traveling down the road but not for cargo securement.
April 3, 2021
Truck driver shut down by FMCSA after multiple DUI arrests
The Nevada-based trucker was arrested twice in 12 days for having a blood alcohol content much higher than the legal limit for commercial drivers. Also, Embark unveils new universal interface for truck OEMs; Yokohama raising tire prices.
March 31, 2021
Fine-tuning procurement processes has advantages
An effective procurement process allows an organization to select an optimal portfolio of suppliers and align those suppliers to the organization’s mission statement.
March 30, 2021
Recorded cargo theft incidents, average values increased in 2020
Sensitech recorded a 23% increase in cargo theft volume and a 41% increase in average value in 2020 when compared to 2019. A Werner driver received CVSA's International Driver Excellence Award. Forward Air is increasing owner-operator pay.
March 29, 2021
New ATA board intends to bridge gap between trucking, law enforcement
ATA launched a new Law Enforcement Advisory Board to help bolster the relationship between the trucking industry and law enforcement. Also, a CCJ Top 250 fleet announced an acquisition; and J.B. Hunt's load board is now integrated with a popular app.
March 26, 2021
Environmental pressures change freight bid strategies
Biofuels are helping carriers be more competitive in freight bids from shippers with sustainability goals for their supply chains.
March 26, 2021
Autonomous truck firm Embark joins Arizona DOT to improve work zone safety
Autonomous trucking firm Embark is collaborating with the Arizona Department of Transportation to promote the safe interaction between automated commercial vehicles and highway work zones in the state. Also, Lion Electric gets 100-truck order.
March 25, 2021
Legislation to relax HOS for ag, livestock haulers reintroduced
Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer last week reintroduced the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act, which would implement several changes to the hours of service rules for livestock and agricultural commodities haulers.
March 24, 2021
Newsmax host Stinchfield talks about his trucking career, current issues
Tough economic times in 2011 led Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield to take on another career path, which would soon lead to a trucking business.
March 24, 2021
California-based trucker shut down after crashing into house
FMCSA effectively shut down the trucker after investigation the crash and finding he falsified his medical certification twice. Also, Truckstop.com acquired a carrier onboarding firm; a large fleet opened two new terminals; and more.
March 23, 2021
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Volvo truck union going on strike
Union members had been working under a 30-day extension since its contract expired March 15.
'Pressure' building in the trailer market
Support mounts for under-21 interstate drivers
Manufacturers call on Biden to fix chip shortage
Goodyear and ConMet to Offer Fleets the Commercial Tire Industry's First
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