One of the key takeaways from FMCSA’s 2020 Trucking Safety Summit is that the agency plans to move forward with its Sept. 29 rollout of the new hours-of-service regulations.
“I told you so” is something some people take great joy in saying, but not when it relates to the use of ELDs. Plus the latest in coronavirus relief talks.
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Diesel prices have been volatile the past several weeks, as the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 1.1 cents to $2.787 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 9. This marks the first increase after one week of decreases, which was preceded by just one week of increases. Diesel price […]
A police department in Texas is investigating a series of thefts involving semi-trailers loaded with various types of building materials. The thefts occurred July 29, Sept. 16, and Sept. 30. All of the semi-trailers were parked at different locations in Marshall, Texas. Each time, the trailer was recovered in the Dallas area without its cargo. […]
News, Safety & Security
Out-of-control fires continue to destroy property and devastate the landscape in California. “We’re not even close to being out of this emergency,” officials with California’s Office of Emergency Services told reporters on Friday, Oct. 13. Commercial drivers who must traverse the northern counties of the state should check online at Quickmap.dot.ca.govfor road closures and other information. […]
Wreaths Across America recently announced a new sponsorship opportunity called Rolling Ambassadors for professional truck drivers, bikers, police officers, and first responders. A nonprofit organization, Wreaths Across America was founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that was started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission […]
One effort halfway through the Pennsylvania statehouse is intended to improve safety and deter delinquent behavior on various overpasses around the state. The Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill that would require the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to erect fencing on certain state-owned bridges. It now moves to the House. PennDOT already has guidelines […]
The official freight index, which measures freight movement in tons and ton-miles, reveals August freight experienced significant gains in trucking, enough to make up for declines in water and pipeline freight to push the index to an all-time high. Trucking freight made a giant leap for a second consecutive month, increasing to 147.9 from 143.9, […]
A new law in California permits San Francisco area voters to decide whether to raise bridge tolls. The additional revenue would help get $4.45 billion in transportation work done over the next 25 years, including a project to reduce truck traffic. Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, describes the effort as a “comprehensive regional traffic relief […]
Official traffic fatalities numbers for 2016 have been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the numbers reflect what most expected: fatalities increased compared with 2015. A total of 37,461 people were killed last year on the nation’s roadways, a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. That is nearly 2,000 more people […]
Load posts on DAT MembersEdge dropped 3 percent during the week ending Oct. 7, taking the edge off the uptick from the previous week. Truck posts gained just 1 percent, which kept load-to-truck ratios high: Vans: 6.5 available loads per truck Flatbeds: 46.7 loads per truck Reefers: 12.4 loads per truck Tight capacity pushed rates […]
Cellphones have been the scapegoat for distracted driving over the past decade, but a new study suggests another electronic that could be a major problem: in-vehicle technology. Research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied the unintended consequences of the technology that comes standard in 30 model year 2017 passenger vehicles. “Visual and […]