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Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142868/fmcsa-nominee-martinez-committed-to-eld-rule
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.government-fleet.com/132696/highway-bill-headed-to-president-obama
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Telematics
ELD Lessons Learned So Far, Part 3: Back Office

When it comes to managing electronic logging devices in the back office, “Obviously, the big thing is to monitor for violations,” according to Annette...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/312205/eld-lessons-learned-so-far-part-three-back-office
Categories: Fuel Smarts
6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

There are more than a few ways to cut fuel costs, but there’s no one way to save that works the same for every fleet. However, there are many fuel-saving...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333393/six-simple-steps-to-fuel-savings-for-truck-fleets
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.worktruckonline.com/279778/should-fleets-own-or-lease-trucks
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Volvo: It Takes More than the Truck to Switch to Electric Power

Volvo Trucks North America is working to complete product development to bring its VNR Electric Class 8 truck and tractor to market here by the end of this...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/350958/volvo-it-takes-more-than-the-truck-to-switch-to-electric-power
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Halving Random Drug-Test Threshold

FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132950/fmcsa-halving-random-drug-test-threshold
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway

Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128515/house-highway-committee-hears-from-beyond-the-beltway
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the...

https://www.businessfleet.com/128539/shuster-declares-fuel-tax-hike-doa
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety
Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Raise Private-Investment Limit for Highway Projects

A bill that would raise the federal cap on private activity bonds for surface-transportation and freight-improvement projects has been rolled out to the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331407/bipartisan-house-bill-aims-to-raise-private-investment-limit-for-highway-project
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.greenfleetmagazine.com/134346/epa-not-backing-off-ghg-rules-for-trailers-glider-kits
Categories: Operations, Products
Alcoa Becomes Arconic

The separation of Alcoa Inc. into two distinct standalone companies– Alcoa Corp. and Arconic Inc.—took effect on Nov.1.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137530/alcoa-becomes-arconic
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Dana Boosting Presence in Electric Trucks

Dana is expanding its presence in the electric truck arena, given a trio of announcements made on April 24 that lead off with the launch of a new...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/330524/dana-boosting-presence-in-electric-trucks
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.automotive-fleet.com/132073/house-committee-passes-long-term-highway-bill
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, 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
ATA Again Questions How Rhode Island Will Police Truck-Toll Dodgers

Continuing to battle Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, the American Trucking Associations is again questioning how the Ocean State will restrict...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137159/ata-again-questions-how-rhode-island-will-police-truck-toll-dodgers
Categories: Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Releases Mandated ‘Corrective Action Plan’ for CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on July 16 that the agency has delivered a required “Correlation Study Corrective Action Plan” for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/306819/fmcsa-releases-mandated-corrective-action-plan-for-csa-program-3
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139052/trump-s-two-for-one-regulatory-fiat-spurs-court-challenge
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/279396/impact-of-full-eld-enforcement-a-firehose-of-violations
Categories: Fleet Management
FTC Greenlights Knight-Swift Merger

The mega-merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation has moved a step closer to completion with the Federal Trade Commission granting its...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140300/ftc-greenlights-knight-swift-merger
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway

Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/128515/house-highway-committee-hears-from-beyond-the-beltway
Categories: Fleet Management
DOT Proposes V2V Rule for Cars; Could One for Trucks Be Far Behind?

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission issued a proposed rule on Dec. 13 aimed at getting vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/138136/dot-proposes-v2v-rule-for-cars-could-one-for-trucks-be-far-behind
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell...

https://www.businessfleet.com/352516/electric-dreams-vs-current-realities
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
States Considering Highway Funding Options

While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/128332/states-thinking-hard-and-fast-about-highway-funding
Categories: Fleet Management
Driving Independent Can Pay Off in California, Study Shows

California owner-operators can earn substantially more than company drivers in the Golden State, per a new study released by the California Trucking...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131936/driving-independent-can-pay-off-in-california-study-shows
Categories: Fleet Management, Green Fleet, 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: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
NTSB: Cut Impaired, Distracted, Fatigued Driving

NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133274/ntsb-cut-impaired-distracted-fatigued-driving
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Government Report Calls for 20-Year Fix of Interstate Highways

A congressionally mandated report finds the future of the Interstate Highway System so at risk that it recommends that drastic action should be taken over...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/320772/government-report-calls-for-20-year-fix-of-interstate-highways
Categories: Safety & Compliance
ELD Mandate Pushed Back One Month

Citing the need for “additional coordination,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a “new projected date” of October 30th for issuing...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131494/eld-mandate-pushed-back-one-month
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Slates Summertime Road Show Regional Forums

With no fanfare and nearly as little publicity, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun holding day-long regional forums to discuss how to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141678/fmcsa-slates-summertime-road-show-regional-forums
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Supreme Court Upholds California Driver Break Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129309/supreme-court-upholds-california-driver-break-rules
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/128539/shuster-declares-fuel-tax-hike-doa
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/278828/daimler-testing-heavy-duty-electric-actros-truck
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

The House of Representatives on Dec. 3 approved by a wide bipartisan margin the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the compromise highway...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/132684/house-passes-fast-act-highway-bill
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Mack Shows Off New Medium-Duty Line at Work Truck Show

Mack publicly revealed its new medium-duty MD Series of trucks for the first time on March 4 in Indianapolis at the 2020 Work Truck Show and said it's...

https://www.government-fleet.com/352483/mack-shows-off-new-medium-duty-line-at-work-truck-show
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety, 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: Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Safety, Vehicle Research
Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

One might wonder what impact all that heavy metal stuck out in front of the highly aerodynamic profiles honed by truck makers can have on cheating the wind.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/332825/do-grille-guards-catch-wind
Categories: Fleet Management
Congested Roads Run Up Trucking Costs Almost $50 Billion

Traffic congestion on highways drove operational costs for trucking up by more than $49.6 billion in 2014, according to the American Transportation Research...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134716/congested-roads-run-up-trucking-costs-almost-50-billion
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Key Lobby Floats Political Solution to Fix Highway Trust Fund

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is floating a detailed “political solution” that it contends would “permanently resolve the issue of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128452/key-lobby-floats-political-solution-to-fix-highway-trust-fund
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel
New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/137198/new-jersey-to-hike-diesel-fuel-tax-by-27-cents
Categories: Fleet Management
State of Logistics: Truck Drivers Sorely Wanted

The numbers are in and 2014 was the “best year for the supply chain industry since the Great Recession.” Nonetheless, the truck-driver shortage still...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130079/state-of-logistics-truck-drivers-sorely-wanted
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134124/eye-opener-report-fmcsa-should-boost-driver-fatigue-research
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
NHTSA: Highway Deaths Rise Again, Including Those Involving Trucks

The latest traffic crash data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in calendar...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142553/nhtsa-highway-deaths-rise-again-including-those-involving-trucks
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Vehicle Research
DOT Updates Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles

The Department of Transportation has expanded its voluntary guidance for the development of what it calls “automated vehicles.”

https://www.truckinginfo.com/315048/dot-updates-guidance-on-autonomous-vehicles
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
NAFTA Deal Seen as Good News for Trucking

The new trilateral free-trade deal announced on Sept. 30 is allowing North American trucking operations to breathe easy again.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/314810/nafta-deal-seen-as-good-news-for-trucking
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell...

https://www.government-fleet.com/352516/electric-dreams-vs-current-realities
Categories: Equipment
HDT's 2018 Trailer Update

There is no dearth of trailer makers in North America. Some trailer makers succeed with volume-driven pricing, others turn out specialized and customized...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/306258/hdts-2018-trailer-update
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/134389/report-cng-competitive-against-2-diesel
Categories: Fleet Management
Senate Bill Aims to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

A bill introduced in the Senate on June 12 is the latest attempt to repeal the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304294/senate-bill-aims-to-repeal-federal-excise-tax-on-heavy-duty-trucks
Categories: Fleet Management
FMCSA’s Darling to Have Confirmation Hearing on Jan. 20

T.F. Scott Darling III has been called by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to provide testimony on his nomination as FMCSA...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133276/fmcsas-darling-to-have-confirmation-hearing-on-jan-20


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