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Rule setting driver training standards, registry could be hit by Trump’s regulatory order

Trump’s memo, distributed to staffers Jan. 20, orders executive agencies to “temporarily postpone” the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register but not yet effective. FMCSA's December-published entry-level ...

Indicators: Tonnage dipped in December, but signs point to growth

For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5 percent from 2015, ATA notes. Despite December's drop, the future looks promising for freight volume, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says.

CCJ’s Tech Toolbox: Making the case for advanced driver assist systems

ADA systems rely on a combination of radar- and camera-based components to intercede on the driver’s behalf to eliminate or greatly decrease a collision’s severity. Employing ADAS in a fleet ...

Trucking economy: Speakers talk Trump’s potential impact, current state of industry

Equipment utilization was about 85 percent in 2016 while trailer utilization fell about one percent from 2016 to 2015, and the coming ELD mandate is likely to further shake those ...
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Bankruptcy judge approves Hanjin selloff of stake in port terminal operator

Hanjin filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Korea in August, a situation that caused a mess at ports across the West Coast. The sale, granted approval by a bankruptcy ...

Indicators: Conditions for carriers improve, as do rates

Market conditions for trucking companies improved slightly in November, according to the Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. Conditions -- and rates -- could be poised for continued improvement throughout 2017, ...

Band of large carriers asks FMCSA to allow them to drug test via hair instead of urine

The carriers who filed the petition with FMCSA say the duplicate testing is expensive and unnecessary. 2015's FAST Act allows the agency to accept hair tests, but not until DHHS ...

Technology’s role in safety

Advanced driver assist systems rely on a combination of radar- and camera-based components to intercede on the driver’s behalf to eliminate or greatly decrease a collision’s severity. Employing ADAS in ...

Swift contractors deemed employees by federal court

Swift Transportation is appealing a recent federal court’s decision that its owner-operator contractor agreements constitute employment, opening the door for the driver plaintiffs to receive back pay and other relief ...

Indicators: Freight volume on the upswing

Truckload freight volume rose 8 percent in December from November, according to DAT’s North American Freight Index, marking the sixth consecutive month for spot market freight growth. Reefer freight volume ...