FMCSA's broker listening session ushered in comments from truckers and brokers about petitions to increase broker transparency regulations.
The head of ATA took aim at trial lawyers in some recent remarks. So what has him riled up, and how could it affect you and your business?
Featured: Coronavirus, News
Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will host a meeting on Oct. 26 that will be open to the public via conference call. While details have not been disclosed, DOT’s memo identifies the “matters to be considered” to be the implementation of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and the work of the […]
Three military men have been chosen as finalists for Fastport’s 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, and now’s the time to choose the winner. The public has until the end of the day on Oct. 31 to vote for a favorite. Fastport’s campaign honors a rookie truck driver with a military background. Fastport is […]
Analysis, Driver Fitness, News
Demand for trucks has been steadily increasing over the years and will continue to increase in the foreseeable future. Truck demand combined with a wealth of other freight stats highlight the need for infrastructure funding and can all be found in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Facts and Figures 2017. Domestic and international trade […]
News, Safety & Security, State
A Michigan state lawmaker wants to clear up any confusion about requirements for the use of turn signals on roadways throughout the state. Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, D-Dearborn, has introduced a bill to amend Michigan vehicle code to specify that turn signals are required not only when turning but also when changing lanes. The Michigan Court […]
There won’t be room Oct. 19-22 for truck parking at the Love’s Travel Stop in Ormond Beach, Fla. Truckers will have to do a splash and dash. This is Biketoberfest time there, when thousands of motorcyclists converge on the Daytona Beach/Ormond, Fla., area. Daytona Harley Davidson, which is next door to Love’s 316 in Ormond […]
Rebuilding is in full swing in places affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which is good news for flatbed haulers. While spot flatbed load posts on MembersEdge fell 7 percent and truck posts increased 6 percent during the week ending Oct. 14, the national average spot flatbed rate added 2 cents to $2.33/mile. That’s the […]
Elections, News, State
Voters in the Dallas area will decide next month on multiple questions to benefit transportation work. The ballot in Dallas will include a question about increasing the city’s debt by $534 million to fund infrastructure projects, primarily road projects. Approval of Proposition A would authorize city officials to tap general obligation bonds to pay for work on […]
News, State, Truck Parking
More than a year after the city of North Bend, Wash., passed an ordinance banning future development of truck parking in an area in dire need of parking spaces, the Washington State Department of Transportation has proposed a new weigh station with more parking near the city. North Bend city officials have expressed opposition. Currently, a […]
Crime & Courts, News
Oral arguments are scheduled for Nov. 15 in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit that alleges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration bypassed the rulemaking process in order to regulate obstructive sleep apnea. The arguments will be heard by Judges Duane Benton, Bobby E. Shepherd, and Jane Kelly for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals […]
The third annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association, is on the industry calendar for early November in Kansas City, Mo. The three-day conference takes place Nov. 6-8 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and includes more than 30 educational seminars on careers in trucking for women. Register by […]