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Bill takes aim at curbing 'unjust and unreasonable' fees charged to motor carriers at ports
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 targets "unjust and unreasonable demurrage and detention fees." American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said such a bill has "been a long time coming.”
June 14, 2022
FMCSA seeks input in push to define 'broker'
FMCSA cited "significant stakeholder interest in FMCSA’s unauthorized brokerage enforcement.” Also: Alex. Brown Realty and Biynah Industrial Partners' portfolio currently includes 11 assets with a total of 465 dock doors located throughout the Midwest.
June 13, 2022
Hydrogen fuel cell
TuSimple co-founder kicks off new fuel cell truck company to help take on supply chain setbacks
Supply chain issues can hinder fleets and OEMs alike as they focus more on trucks that offer both zero emissions and autonomous driving capabilities. TuSimple co-founder Mo Chen hopes to change that with his latest company Hydron.
June 10, 2022
Bill could ease process for truck drivers to get TWIC, hazmat credentials
Bill allows drivers to use one TSA background check for multiple TSA security threat assessment programs, such as TWIC and hazmat endorsements. Also: HHG mover ordered to pay nearly $22M.
June 10, 2022
DOT proposes ground rules for national network of EV chargers
Minimum standards will help ensure a user-friendly national EV charging network, accessible to all makes and models of EVs.
June 9, 2022
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Would-be FMCSA boss takes aim at trucking safety in first Senate committee hearing
Senate committee presses pending FMCSA Admin Robin Hutcheson on safety, hair testing and attracting drivers to the industry, among other topics.
June 8, 2022
CVSA announces dates for Brake Safety Week with emphasis on chafing
Inspectors last year recorded 4,021 brake hose chafing violations in the U.S. alone.
June 7, 2022
California Trucking Association tears down Solicitor General’s AB 5 argument
After the Solicitor General recommended SCOTUS not hear trucking's case against California's AB 5 independent contractor law, CTA laid out why it believes SCOTUS should hear the case and how the law would impact the trucking industry.
June 6, 2022
FMCSA awards nearly $500M in grants in effort to curb highway fatalities
The agency awarded more than $463 million to states to reduce CMV-involved crashes, fatalities and injuries through commercial vehicle-focused safety programs. Also: Top 250 fleet recognizes safe drivers; CVSA updates emergency declarations site.
June 6, 2022
If you can't say something nice...
Most comments on FMCSA's speed limiter proposal are answers to a question that was not asked.
June 5, 2022
FMCSA shuts down Texas fleet attempting to avoid previous shut down order
FMCSA alleges that JPL Logistics used common ownership, common management, common control, and/or common familial relationship to enable Jaypur Logistics and its principal to avoid Jaypur Logistics’ Imminent Hazard Order issued in May.
June 1, 2022
FMCSA extends COVID-related hours of service waiver through August
The agency modified the declaration, removing some commodities previously covered. Also: Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association suing Calif. over CARB regs; new Mack Academy facility in Illinois; more.
June 1, 2022
After industry requests, FMCSA extends speed limiter comment period
The comment period is now open through July 18. Also: Kenworth delivered its 10,000th next-gen T680 to System Transport during the company's 50th anniversary event; Volvo opens new EV training facility in Illinois for dealers, carriers.
May 27, 2022
Solicitor General recommends Supreme Court deny review of AB 5 independent contractor law
While the Solicitor General's recommendation “is very influential and often tracks the Court’s ultimate determination,” said transportation legal firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, the ultimate decision lies with the Supreme Court.
May 24, 2022
FMCSA issues HOS waiver to speed baby formula production ramp
Baby formula was already included in the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, but now ingredients for production, such as corn syrup, casein, hydrolyzed protein and whey, are covered.
May 24, 2022
Cuban citizen pleads guilty in Texas CDL fraud scheme
The man reportedly paid a Texas Department of Public Safety employee to falsely certify that CDL applicants had passed the CDL skills test. Also: 200 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled; Penske opens new location in New Jersey.
May 24, 2022
ATA, OOIDA ask for speed limiter comment period extension
The industry groups both want more time to file comments on FMCSA's speed limiter notice, despite having opposing viewpoints on the tech. Also: Sysco plans to add 800 eCascadias to fleet by 2026; Pitt Ohio deploys battery-electric Volvo box truck.
May 23, 2022
Cummins hydrogen engine offers more capability, lower cost over all-electric
Cummins talked with CCJ about their recently debuted 15-liter hydrogen engine which they see as an ideal bridge to zero emissions for regional and long-haul where all-electric may not be an ideal fit.
May 20, 2022
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Cybersecurity tips fleets can use against modern-day pirates
The 2022 IBM Security study showed that 4% of all cyberattacks were aimed at the transportation industry, making it the 7th most targeted industry in the past year.
Geofencing technology evolves to offer better insight, improve efficiencies
Supply chain pressure, recruiting challenges boosted driver pay last year
Female employment in transportation on the rise
Health & wellness
Drivers can't rely on truckstops to fuel their bodies like they do their tanks
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