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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
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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
XPO gives its warehousing spinoff a name
LTL and brokerage giant XPO Logistics on Thursday said its warehousing spinoff, which it announced in December it was dissecting from its trucking and freight brokerage businesses, will be called GXO.
March 18, 2021
Small fleet, driver banned from operating by FMCSA after safety violations found
A compliance investigation found numerous safety violations at the fleet, including lack of maintenance and driver monitoring programs. Also, a CCJ Top 250 fleet announced a new pay package option for its drivers.
March 17, 2021
Diesel prices hit highest national average since 2018
Fuel prices across the U.S. have increased for 19 consecutive weeks dating back to early November. The latest increase has prices at their highest mark since December 2018.
March 16, 2021
Labor markets, demographics not helping driver workforce
Is the US logistics industry facing a dire shortage of commercial truck drivers? A new report by Coyote Logistics shows labor participation nosedived in 2020.
March 15, 2021
Labor Dept. wants to withdraw Trump-era proposed independent contractor definition
After publishing in early January a final rule to clarify the definition of independent contractor within the Fair Labor Standards Act, the DOL is now proposing to withdraw the rule. Also, a mid-size carrier is increasing truck driver pay.
March 15, 2021
Can Bitcoin replace the dollar in freight transactions?
An unstable dollar could move the trucking industry toward paying drivers and freight bills with cryptocurrencies.
March 14, 2021
6 quick takeaways from FMCSA’s 2021 ART Forum
Here's what FMCSA had to say about offsite safety audits, trucking's work during the pandemic, automation's impact on drivers' jobs, how hours violations changed since the regs overhaul, roadside inspection trends, and false log violations with ELDs.
March 11, 2021
FMCSA shuts down trucker after fatal head-on crash, DUI charges
FMCSA shut down a trucker who was involved in a fatal head-on collision and refused to give blood for a drug test. He faces manslaughter and DUI charges, among others. Also, a bill that would nationalize the ABC test passed the U.S. House.
March 11, 2021
Recruiting & retention
Carriers, schools using tech to predict driver success
Competition for drivers is so intense that motor carriers are doubling down on recruiting and training strategies for CDL students
March 10, 2021
Old Dominion plans to add 800 drivers by summer
Old Dominion Freight Line expects to hire hundreds of line haul, pickup and delivery and team drivers in the next three months. Also, TMC Transportation announced a pay increase for drivers based in 10 Northeastern states.
March 9, 2021
Nationalized ABC test would ice trucking’s independent contractor model
A bill making its way through the U.S. House would follow in the footsteps of California’s A.B. 5 law passed in late 2019 by severely curtailing the ability of owner-operators to haul freight for larger motor carriers.
March 8, 2021
Trucking employment slipped in February -- but spot rates rallied
Trucking saw its first dip in payroll jobs since last April, but rates on the spot market rallied again in February. Also, TMC Transportation founder Harrold Annett passed away this week; Mack, Volvo will now allow unlimited OTA parameter updates; more.
March 5, 2021
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