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1/11/2019
After faltering in September and October, market conditions for trucking companies improved in November, according to FTR’s monthly Trucking Conditions Index. FTR attributes the rebound to stability in rates and to cheaper diesel. Read More

1/11/2019
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill that would fund the U.S. Department of Transportation for the 2019 fiscal year and extend the electronic logging device mandate exemption for truckers hauling livestock and bees at least through Sept. 30. Livestock and bee haulers have been allowed to run on paper logs and without an ELD since the mandate took effect in December 2017. Read More

1/10/2019
The American Transportation Research Institute released this week an updated list of state and local idling regulations to help truck drivers avoid fines for idling too long. Read More

1/9/2019
Carroll Fulmer Logistics this week announced a pay increase for its drivers. Read More

1/2/2019
Unified Carrier Registration fees for trucking companies, brokers and freight forwarders for 2019, 2020 and beyond have been reduced from 2017 levels so as not to exceed the statutory maximum set by Congress. Read More

12/26/2018
With record new truck orders filling build slots well into 2019, fleets are finding different ways to increase truck count and take advantage of strong freight rates. Read More

12/20/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon allow states to issue commercial learner’s permits for up to one year instead of the current six-month limit with the option to renew the permit for another six months. Read More

12/13/2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General announced last week that it will investigate concerns surrounding the agency’s use of research by Tennessee Tech University. The school last year produced a study claiming that gliders do not produce greater emissions of greenhouse gases or particulate matter than new trucks. Read More

12/12/2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General announced last week that it will investigate concerns surrounding the agency’s use of research by Tennessee Tech University. The school last year produced a study claiming that gliders do not produce greater emissions of greenhouse gases or particulate matter than new trucks. Read More

12/10/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is currently in the process of sorting through the more than 5,100 comments filed on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking — the first phase of a potential review of hours of service regulations that govern truck drivers’ work schedules — and is deciding whether it will proceed with a proposal to overhaul those regs, says Joe DeLorenzo, FMCSA’s director of enforcement and compliance. Read More

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