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Tighter capacity utilization, volume and fuel costs driving tough environment for shippers
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index fell in June, signifying a tough market for shippers and a strong market for carriers. Also: ZF, Locomation ink tie-up; FMCSA wants to know how many carriers are operating under the COVID emergency declaration.
August 27, 2021
Steel company seeks second hours waiver from FMCSA
Cleveland-Cliffs Steel, formerly known as ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a waiver to allow certain drivers to work up to 16 hours a day and return to work without a full 10 hours off-duty.
August 26, 2021
FMCSA narrows, extends fuel shortage emergency declaration in South Dakota
The waiver covers carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in South Dakota related to the ongoing drought and shortage of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and ethyl alcohol for use in fueling aircraft and emergency vehicles.
August 23, 2021
The intensity of brakes, other vehicle enforcement is highest in these states
What's your guess for the state most prone to hand out the highest rate of violations in any inspection? What about brake violations, a big focus of next week's nationwide brake-blitz? Find out what the numbers say here.
August 20, 2021
Werner wants pre-CDL drivers to be able to drive team
The carrier petitioned FMCSA to allow its trainees who passed their CDL skills test but not yet returned home to obtain their CDL to drive with a CDL holder in the truck but not necessarily the front seat. Also: New federal drug testing form; more.
August 18, 2021
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North Dakota drought prompts HOS waiver for livestock haulers
An emergency declaration in North Dakota waives hours of service regs and weight restrictions for drivers hauling livestock and hay and water for livestock. Also: SelecTrucks expands component warranty; Love's opens new tire retread plant.
August 12, 2021
The California contractor conundrum: 'It’s a waiting game, with a lot at stake'
California Trucking Association CEO Shawn Yadon joined transportation attorney Greg Feary for this wide-ranging discussion of California's AB 5 contractor law, scarcely more than a day after Yadon's filing of the CTA's challenge with the Supreme Court.
August 11, 2021
Calif.'s independent contractor rule heads to Supreme Court
SCOTUS usually decides within about six weeks whether to hear a case, which could make or break things for many California truckers. Also: TCA seeks new leadership with Lyboldt's looming retirement.
August 11, 2021
Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill with AEB, under-21 apprenticeship pilot
The bill will move to the House, which is in recess until Sept. 20. If passed by the House as it currently reads, the bill would not include funding for truck parking capacity expansion, but it also excludes a liability insurance minimum increase.
August 10, 2021
Iowa waives hours of service, weight regs for fuel haulers
Fuel shortages in Iowa prompted Gov. Kimberly Reynolds to suspend hours regs and weight restrictions for fuel haulers in the state. Also: Plus completed a driverless highway run in China; Omnitracs added the PrePass weigh station bypass to its system.
August 6, 2021
Meritor invests in electric power system company
Meritor invests in electric; Boss Shop joins Hyundai Translead's provider network.
August 4, 2021
More than 6,700 trucks, 2,000 drivers placed OOS during Roadcheck
Inspectors removed 6,710 commercial vehicles and 2,080 drivers from roadways – a 16.5% vehicle and 5.3% driver out-of-service rate – over the three-day period.
August 3, 2021
Senate: AEB, under-21 apprenticeships in; insurance hike, parking funding out
Unlike the House version, the Senate's infrastructure bill does not include earmarked funding for parking, but it also leaves out the liability insurance hike. The Senate bill, if passed, faces an uphill battle in the lower chamber.
August 2, 2021
President Biden touts Buy American reform during Mack Trucks plant tour
The Buy American statute currently requires for just 55% of the value of their component parts were manufactured stateside. President Biden wants to phase-in an increase to 75%. Also: HOS waivers extended out West; I-40 bridge reopening next week.
July 29, 2021
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
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FedEx partners with Aurora, Paccar for self-driving hauls between Dallas and Houston
Interstate 45 has become a hotbed for commercial implementation of driverless tech.
Spot load volume returns to pre-holiday levels
Joshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSA
TCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandate
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