Federal, News, OOIDA
Autonomous trucks not the cure-all some suggest, OOIDA says
OOIDA says that although autonomous trucks are touted as the way to improve highway safety, the current reality tells a different story.
Getting through the new entrant safety audit
Where do truckers getting their own authority typically run into trouble? One spot is the new entrant safety audit. We’ll have some advice.
Maine bill covers vehicle snow and ice removal
A Maine legislative panel has voted to advance a bill to address concern about snow and ice removal from atop certain vehicles.
Technical glitch with Quebec’s auto board raises concerns for truckers
In Quebec, the auto board’s faulty new online portal has caused a backlog. Will truckers with expiring registration be forced to shut down?
SMS proposal to be explained at webinars
The FMCSA will offer motor carriers a pair of opportunities to learn about the agency’s proposed changes to the Safety Measurement System.
OOIDA tour trailer heads to Alabama for a couple of stops
Marty Ellis is taking the OOIDA tour trailer to Dodge City, Ala. A driver recently suggested household goods moving as a model for trucking.
MoDOT converting rest areas into truck parking
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced it will close two rest areas to create commercial motor vehicle parking facilities.
Trucking jobs down significantly in February
In February, trucking jobs experienced the largest monthly decrease in nearly a decade, not counting the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daylight saving time topic of bills across country
The practice of changing clocks for daylight saving time is under review in statehouses around the nation, and in Washington D.C.
Underride guards notice expected to publish soon
An advance notice of proposed rulemaking on side underride guards has cleared the White House and is expected to be released soon.
Cummins rebrands New Power unit as Accelera
To emphasize its focus on it zero-emission technology, engine maker Cummins Inc. is rebranding its New Power business unit as Accelera.
Business, Equipment, Truck Shows
Mack unveils midrange electric truck
Mack Trucks says its new MD Electric is designed for local hauling in several applications where it can get back to the charger at night.