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Categories: Electrification, Fleet Management, Operations
Senate Bill Touted as Largest Highway Legislation in History

New bill would authorize $287 billion over five years, with that total marking an increase of over 27% from levels of the FAST Act highway bill.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/337166/senate-bill-touted-as-largest-highway-legislation-in-history
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has finally scheduled a hearing to mark up its version of a long-term highway funding bill for Oct. 22...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131933/house-to-mark-up-highway-bill-at-last
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130101/senate-to-consider-6-year-350-billion-highway-bill
Categories: Operations, Safety & Compliance
Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

A broad coalition of interest groups is lobbying Congress “to oppose any special interest anti-truck safety riders including changes to the truck driver...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134725/safety-groups-oppose-changing-hos-in-thud-bill
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Upfitting
FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134517/fda-reveals-final-rule-for-hauling-food-safely
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Vehicle Research

An advisory panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has issued an interim report on the research it will recommend be...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/288041/lack-of-research-keeps-lid-on-federal-truck-gvw-limit
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Passes Highway Bill

The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132276/houses-passes-highway-bill
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Floating Another Highway Patch

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132415/house-on-standby-for-highway-bill-patch
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Equipment, Green Fleet, Operations, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Navistar Unwraps Electric Truck

The OEM revealed a prototype for a battery-electric drive version of its International MV medium-duty truck, dubbed the eMV, which is slated to come to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343408/navistar-unwraps-electric-truck
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Congress Forges 5-Year Highway Bill Compromise

The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132646/congress-forges-5-year-highway-bill-compromise
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Navistar Q2 Results Reveal Narrower Loss, Big Gain in Sales

Navistar International has reported a second-quarter 2015 net loss of $64 million, which compares favorably to the net loss of $297 million that it incurred...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129794/navistar-q2-results-reveal-narrower-loss-big-gain-in-sales
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Highway Bill Signed by President Obama

Ten years in the making, a fully funded highway bill that runs longer than two years has become law.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132696/highway-bill-headed-to-president-obama
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Wants to Delay State Compliance with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a partial compliance delay for certain requirements of its final rule establishing a federal...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/339957/fmcsa-wants-to-delay-state-compliance-with-drug-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132073/house-committee-passes-long-term-highway-bill
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Vans Update: Surging Sales, Growing Choices

Sales of commercial vans may set a record this year and helping drive that traffic is a wider array of offerings in three distinct size categories.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157013/vans-update-surging-sales-growing-choices
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/319276/pa-aiming-to-cut-nox-emissions-from-heavy-duty-trucks
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137633/trucking-with-trump-beware-fog-ahead
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129014/fuel-tax-bill-would-trigger-highway-funding-fix
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort

The watchdog agency of Congress has roundly criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not yet modernizing its information technology...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141305/gao-slams-fmsca-for-sluggish-it-effort
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137239/detroit-diesel-to-pay-28-5-million-in-clean-air-act-settlement
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139553/infrastructure-group-slams-trump-on-erasing-tiger-grants
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132119/highway-bill-patch-could-derail-over-train-safety-measure
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request

FMCSA has denied an application for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the hours-of-service rules that would have let truck drivers serving oil and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134376/fmsca-denies-oil-patch-hos-exemption-request
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141295/fmcsa-posts-eld-file-checker-tool-online
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Operations
EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134346/epa-not-backing-off-ghg-rules-for-trailers-glider-kits
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131638/carb-issues-tighter-fuel-rules
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134292/daimler-blueprints-the-connected-truck
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132128/house-approves-highway-bill-patch
Categories: Delivery, Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Drivers Key to Last-Mile Success

Success at last-mile delivery rides on fielding safety-focused and customer-oriented drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10143123/what-it-takes-to-run-last-mile-delivery
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Truck and Trailer Markets: Red Tags Holding Sway

Given the ongoing kinks in the global supply chain and the rise in domestic freight demand, OEMs won’t catch up with demand until 2023, according to FTR's...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10152906/truck-and-trailer-markets-red-tags-holding-sway
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142838/epa-aiming-to-yank-glider-kits-from-ghg-mpg-rule
Categories: Fleet Management, Green Fleet, Legal/Legislative, Operations
New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

Even as the Trump Administration attempts to roll back California’s right to implement stricter-than-federal vehicle emission rules, the Golden State has...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341030/new-law-will-smog-check-class-4-8-trucks-in-california
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135683/faa-releases-rule-for-small-commercial-drones
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
The Last Mile: Where Brawn Meets Brains

There’s plenty of room to play in the last-mile space — the trick is learning that the consumer is king of this hill.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324926/the-last-mile-is-where-brawn-meets-brains
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Technology
How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

Insurance is one of those things you may not really think about until your business needs it. That is, unless you’re facing skyrocketing premiums or, worse,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/348242/how-to-rein-in-rising-insurance-costs
Categories: Equipment, Operations
New EU Rule Aims to Boost Transparency of Truck MPG

A new European Union procedure for determining emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 from new trucks has won praise from a key industry group for its expected...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140485/new-eu-rule-aims-to-boost-transparency-of-truck-mpg
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137968/fmcsa-approves-drug-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Could House Highway Bill Hurt Smaller Fleets?

A letter signed by eight businesses and associations that together represent over 9,500 motor carriers, brokers and shippers has been sent to the House ...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132100/could-house-highway-bill-hurt-smaller-fleets
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Trump's Call for More Infrastructure Spending Scant on Funding Details

President Trump has upped the ante by requesting Congress to craft a bipartisan bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion to invest in infrastructure.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278523/trumps-call-for-more-infrastructure-spending-scant-on-funding-details
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140664/dot-formalizes-regulatory-reform-effort
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Highway Patch Bill Sent to President Obama

With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129650/highway-patch-bill-sent-to-president-obama
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141584/feds-withdraw-sleep-apnea-pre-rule
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278730/trump-infrastructure-funding-plan-faces-uphill-climb
Categories: Equipment, Leasing, Operations
Should Fleets Own or Lease Trucks?

More fleets are looking more closely at all their options, from outright ownership to finance leasing to full-service leasing, even opting to own some...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279778/should-fleets-own-or-lease-trucks
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Senate Moves Highway Bill Forward

The Senate voted on Wednesday to move forward a bipartisan highway bill that had been blocked by a procedural vote just a day before.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130574/senate-moves-forward-highway-bill
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?

More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer -...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156041/how-will-the-next-highway-bill-get-funded
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Highway Bill in Home Stretch

The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132310/highway-bill-in-home-stretch
Categories: Operations, Safety & Compliance
Ray Martinez Stepping Down as FMCSA Chief

Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, will be leaving his agency post by the end of this month to take on a different...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/342209/ray-martinez-stepping-down-as-fmcsa-chief
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Safety
New Law Calls for Hair-Testing Guidelines

President Trump signed into law on Oct. 24 legislation that contains provisions on hair testing for illegal drug use that have been long sought by trucking...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/317575/hair-testing-of-truck-drivers-will-be-allowed-under-new-law
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137920/trump-picks-chao-to-head-dot


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