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More associations, fleets seeking relief from ELD mandate

Exemption requests from the electronic logging device mandate have been filed by the Motion Picture Association of America, the Western Equipment Dealers Association, the National Pork Producers Coalition and intermodal ...

TransRisk readies 2018 launch of freight futures contracts

TransRisk freight futures contracts are planned to be listed for trading on Nodal Exchange in late 2018.

Phase 2 trailer efficiency regs shelved

In April, TTMA requested the trailer initiative be paused, and questioned the EPA's authority to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act sine the act only covers "self-propelled vehicles." 
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Indicators: Despite positive momentum for freight, tonnage down slightly in September

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello blames the dip -- which comes amid otherwise strong market conditions for carriers -- on natural disasters that occurred in September, like hurricanes Irma and ...

Emergency declarations extended in four states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-service waivers for certain truckers in the states.

Improve equipment maintenance practices and spec’ing at CCJ’s Solutions Summit

Trucking fleets looking to get the most out of their equipment when it comes to staying compliant and keeping drivers and customers happy can learn new and better practices at ...

Diesel prices remain in holding pattern

The nation's average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.797, the highest price since the week ending Sept. 11.

Freightliner recalls certain 2017-2018 Cascadia tractors

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling approximately 138 Freightliner Cascadia trucks due to a potential steering issue.

EPA to rescind glider kit emissions regs enacted last year

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt earlier this year announced the agency's intentions to reevaluate the glider-specific portions of the Phase 2 standards. The agency followed through on Friday. It filed a ...

ATA to support tax reform, sound changes to trade policy

After a regulatory win on hours of service reform and protecting the electronic logging device mandate from several court cases and legislative challenges, Chris Spear, president of the American Trucking ...

U.S. Bank creates shipping index; 3Q shows hurricane impacts

The U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index includes regional and national breakdowns along with expert commentary from Bob Costello, chief economist for the ATA.