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Minneapolis leaders ban truck parking with fines beginning in 2022
Beginning in 2022, commercial trucks will not be allowed to “stop, stand or park on any street” in the city, with few exceptions. Also: 3PLs Worldwide Express and GlobalTranz Enterprises plan to merge.
July 28, 2021
Trucking stakeholders support FET repeal
Trucking group supports the repeal of the highest excise tax on a percentage basis that Congress levies on a product. Also: Volvo rolls out contract service offering; Teamsters Union scores another win within XPO.
July 23, 2021
Fuel haulers get hours relief in Wyoming, South Dakota
Emergency declarations were issued in the states due to gas, diesel and jet fuel shortages. Also: Women in Trucking is looking for carriers to apply to participate in its inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Index.
July 22, 2021
Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelined over 1,100 trucks
Inspectors conducted more than 8,600 inspections on Brake Safety Day. Also: A truck driver crashes a day after being placed out-of-service in Michigan, resulting in a FMCSA shut down; more.
July 20, 2021
FMCSA's oversight of CDL compliance called into question
The DOT Office of Inspector General found some gaps in FMCSA's CDL disqualification oversight, and FMCSA shuts down driver for multiple CDL violations. Also: New bill would offer rebates on EV infrastructure for medium-, heavy-duty trucks; more.
July 19, 2021
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Is smart infrastructure the key to 'Vision Zero'?
Since the inception of roadways and traffic, most drivers were conditioned to think fatalities on the road were inevitable, but the reality is that there are now many resources that can prevent these tragedies.
July 14, 2021
FMCSA shuts down trucker following second DUI
The driver was pulled over for a load securement violation and had a BAC six times the legal limit. Also: Fleet owner charged with PPP fraud; trucker gets prison time in human smuggling case; J.B. Hunt donates to children's hospital.
July 13, 2021
FMCSA opens registration for long-awaited Training Provider Registry
The Entry-Level Driver Training rule doesn't go into effect Feb. 7, 2022, but CDL trainers can now register for inclusion on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry. Also: Tolls set to increase on Penn. Turnpike next year; ATA seeks America's Road Team noms.
July 12, 2021
New Texas law deals blow to Reptile Theory
The law strikes a blow against plaintiff’s attorneys who have used the Reptile Theory to go after trucking companies for large verdicts during a trial, regardless of whether the trucking company was at fault for the accident.
July 8, 2021
Hours regs suspended in parts of Florida, Georgia for Tropical Storm Elsa
Carriers providing emergency assistance in certain counties in Florida and Georgia will be temporarily exempt from hours of service regulations. Also: Three European OEMs partner to develop EV infrastructure; fuel prices surge; more.
July 8, 2021
The 14-state truck speed trap
With Operation Safe Driver kicking off July 11 with a focus specifically on speeding, find here the jurisdictions that most heavily prioritize speeding violations. Also: Toughest states for moving violations overall, and broad enforcement trend data.
July 6, 2021
Safety & Compliance
FMCSA looks to expand definition, mounting position of vehicle safety tech
FMCSA proposes to amend its regs to allow lower mounting of vehicle safety tech. Also, Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase next month; WEL Companies (CCJ Top 250, No. 178) is increasing driver pay for the second time this year.
July 6, 2021
Five sentenced, including fleet employees, for tampering with emissions systems
The sentencing follows guilty pleas for conspiring to defraud the U.S. and violations of the Clean Air Act related to disabling emissions control devices. Also: FMCSA proposes updates to hazmat regs; CSX finalizes Quality Carriers acquisition; more.
July 5, 2021
EV tech shortage concern looms as zero-emission mandates draw near
As more commercial and consumer EVs hit the road, industry experts say fleets need to plan ahead and consider how these high-tech wonders just might attract a broader pool of technicians, particularly women, which could help alleviate a tech shortage.
June 29, 2021
Industry orgs at odds over House's passage of INVEST in America highway bill
The bill passed the U.S. House on Thursday with provisions to increase motor carriers' liability insurance minimums to $2 million, a requirement for automatic emergency braking systems to be installed on new trucks and more.
July 1, 2021
Spot volume holds steady, rates mostly up
A group of more than 60 trucking groups penned a letter to the House asking for an amendment to remove a liability insurance hike for motor carriers from the highway bill. Also: Spot rates steady and Transition Trucking award nominations sought.
June 29, 2021
In another AB 5 setback for trucking, court denies request for rehearing
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied a petition from the California Trucking Association to rehear its case on the application of the AB 5 law and its ABC test to trucking. The law effectively bans the leased owner-operator model in Calif.
June 21, 2021
ATD Chair 'now is the time to get serious' about repealing FET
Replacing FET with other funding measures won't be easy, but legislators are starting to understand that FET's inconsistent funding nature isn't a reliable tool either, nor is it helping to modernize the nation's trucking fleet.
June 21, 2021
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Tesla delays electric Semi for third time
Tesla cites "limited availability of battery cells and global supply chain challenges," in third delay of its Semi truck launch.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Paschall Truck Lines parent acquires Missouri carrier
Fleets see results from automated per diem program
Truck Tonnage Index falls for second consecutive month, spot rates sliding
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