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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/138047/fmcsa-finally-issues-final-rule-on-driver-training-standards
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.government-fleet.com/139553/infrastructure-group-slams-trump-on-erasing-tiger-grants
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
White House Proposes Weaker Emissions Goals, Opposes States Setting Own Rules

A move by the White House to roll back automobile fuel-efficiency targets set by the Obama administration and to challenge the right of California and other...

https://www.government-fleet.com/310212/trump-administration-proposes-to-weaken-auto-ghg-rules-prevent-california-other-states-from-writing-own-rules
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143661/house-transpo-chair-shuster-not-running-in-2018
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Telematics
ELD Lessons Learned So Far, Part 1: Roadside

With active enforcement of the ELD mandate in effect across the country, it is critical that drivers understand what is expected of them in a roadside...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/311631/eld-lessons-learned-so-far-part-1-roadside
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/278574/5-year-exemption-would-gut-eld-rule-truck-safety-groups-say
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132657/new-highway-bill-scores-high-marks
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance
ELD Lessons Learned

Two compliance experts weigh in on key enforcement issues for electronic logs.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/319533/eld-lessons-learned
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142883/fmcsa-to-tap-louisianas-gautreaux-as-deputy-administrator
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Green Operations, 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.automotive-fleet.com/131638/carb-issues-tighter-fuel-rules
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Daimler Sees NAFTA Class 6-8 Market Dropping 15%

The parent company of Freightliner and Western Star said it now forecasts that the overall North American market for Class 6 to 8 trucks will “contract by...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/135204/daimler-sees-nafta-class-6-8-market-dropping-15
Categories: Fleet Management
Court Peels Back New York’s Highway Use and Decal Fees

New York State’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional the highway-use registration and decal fees imposed on all trucks that operate in the Empire...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133563/court-peels-back-new-yorks-highway-use-and-decal-fees
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Maintenance
Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/140884/michelin-reveals-wheel-with-no-air-concept
Categories: Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
DOT Considers Mandating Crash Mitigation on Class 3-8 Trucks

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said it will consider requiring new trucks to be equipped with forward-collision-mitigation...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/131949/dot-considers-mandating-crash-mitigation-on-class-3-8-trucks
Categories: Fleet Management
FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137666/ftr-trump-impact-minimal-in-short-term
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Maintenance, Vehicle Research
Navistar Gains Reversal of Massive MaxxForce Judgment

A state appellate court has reversed a judgment against Navistar Inc. that resulted from a lawsuit in which a motor carrier alleged that trucks it purchased...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338571/navistar-gains-reversal-of-massive-maxx-force-judgment
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts
Q&A: Ryder's Chris Nordh on Electric Trucks, Future Tech

Ryder System's senior director of advanced vehicle technology and global fuel products, Chris Nordh, spoke with HDT about the prospect of commercial...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/327972/qa-ryders-chris-nordh-on-electric-trucks-future-tech
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Paccar Reports ‘Strong’ Q2 Revenues and Profits

Paccar, parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has announced that for the second quarter of 2017, it achieved net sales and financial services revenues of $4.70...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141430/paccar-reports-strong-q2-revenues-and-profits
Categories: Fleet Management
Regulatory Outlook: Sunny if Foggy for 2017

Trump the candidate promised to eliminate two regulations for every one enacted. Can Trump the president really do that?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157185/regulatory-outlook-sunny-if-foggy-for-2017
Categories: Fleet Management
Aviation Bill Harbors Pro-Trucking Reform

Intended to keep states from preempting federal motor-carriage regulations, a proposal that that did not make it into the highway bill has resurfaced in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133612/aviation-bill-harbors-pro-trucking-reform
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Telematics
ELD Lessons Learned So Far, Part 2: Vendors

"There are quite a few bad ELD vendors out there... They probably should have never been certified, but remember, this is a self-certification process."...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/311754/eld-lessons-learned-so-far-part-two-vendors
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, is calling for all state legislatures to require electronic logging devices...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/307181/trucking-alliance-pushing-for-state-eld-mandates
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/139606/ata-pulling-for-hair-testing-standards
Categories: Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Opens Registration for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has opened registration for the new Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which is...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341536/fmcsa-opens-registration-for-drug-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129352/dot-to-audit-fmcsa-high-risk-investigative-practices
Categories: Fleet Management
2019 Fleet Innovators: Trucking's Best and Brightest Leaders

The seven 2019 Truck Fleet Innovators are forward-thinkers who lead by example, overcoming challenges and leveraging opportunities. They are recognized for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331649/2019-fleet-innovators-truckings-best-and-brightest-leaders
Categories: Fleet Management
Mack Celebrates In-House Assembly of Drive Axles

Before an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd, largely composed of hundreds of assembly line workers, Mack Trucks executives ushered in the new axle...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131904/mack-celebrates-in-house-assembly-of-drive-axles
Categories: ELDs – Time to Comply, Fleet Management, GPS / Telematics
Court Dismisses Challenge to ELD Rule

A federal appellate court has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate, which now remains on track to go...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137499/court-dismisses-challenge-to-eld-rule
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278581/dozens-of-congressmen-go-to-bat-for-ooida-eld-exemption-request
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142991/dot-changing-drug-testing-to-address-opioid-abuse-epidemic
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
OOIDA Takes ELD Rule to Supreme Court

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has flung a Hail Mary pass in its quest to overturn the electronic logging device mandate, petitioning...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139981/ooida-takes-eld-rule-to-supreme-court
Categories: Equipment, Operations
How to Deal With the New Food Hauling Rules

To transport food compliantly, fleets must adopt certain best practices and consider adding advanced technology.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/330278/how-to-deal-with-the-new-food-hauling-rules
Categories: Fleet Management, Propane Autogas, Safety & Compliance
NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/278509/ntsb-issues-safety-recommendations-on-propane-tankers
Categories: Equipment, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance, Operations, Vehicle Research
Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar International has agreed to settle pending class action lawsuits that alleged that certain Navistar MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines are defective...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/332808/navistar-to-settle-class-actions-over-maxxforce-engines
Categories: Fleet Management
Teamsters Sue to Keep Mexican Carriers Out

The Teamster union has filed suit to block the Department of Transportation from implementing its decision to open the U.S. border to Mexico-based motor...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128402/teamsters-sue-to-keep-mexican-carriers-out
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Green Operations, 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.government-fleet.com/131638/carb-issues-tighter-fuel-rules
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.automotive-fleet.com/132646/congress-forges-5-year-highway-bill-compromise
Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question

In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen explains why even with a mandated report recommending reform, trucking should not expect any quick...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/160003/trucking-and-csa-reform-the-64-000-question
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 has been passed by the House.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/132457/house-applies-highway-patch-senate-expected-to-rubberstamp
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
DOT Wants Sleep-Apnea Data

A DOT data-collection request could be first step toward federal regulation of the testing and treatment of truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132900/dot-wants-sleep-apnea-data
Categories: Fleet Management
FMCSA Slates Roundtable on Broker/Forwarder Financial Responsibility

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host what it calls an “informal roundtable” on the financial responsibility of property brokers and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134887/fmcsa-slates-roundtable-on-broker-forwarder-financial-responsibility
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

https://www.businessfleet.com/132657/new-highway-bill-scores-high-marks
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/140588/war-of-words-erupts-over-trump-call-to-allow-interstate-tolls
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Green Fleet
Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333223/michelin-to-deploy-einride-electric-autonomous-truck
Categories: Equipment, Green 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.greenfleetmagazine.com/140485/new-eu-rule-aims-to-boost-transparency-of-truck-mpg
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278574/5-year-exemption-would-gut-eld-rule-truck-safety-groups-say
Categories: Drivers
Driver Wellness Starts at Work

Building a healthy lifestyle can be hard work – especially for truck drivers, who are constantly on the go and constantly under pressure to be on the go....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157241/driver-wellness-starts-at-work
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.worktruckonline.com/342209/ray-martinez-stepping-down-as-fmcsa-chief
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
Why Some Fleets Still Like Natural Gas

Some fleets opt to run on natural gas instead of diesel, a decision fueled by one or more key influences.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/157688/why-some-fleets-still-like-natural-gas
Categories: Drivers, Operations
ATA: Truck Driver Shortage Threatens Supply Chain

ATA sees the truck driver shortage as a problem for the entire supply chain as 71.4% of all freight tonnage is moved by truck.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336896/ata-truck-driver-shortage-threatens-supply-chain


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