The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has asked the U.S. DOT to
waive short-term rental trucks from compliance with the electronic
logging device mandate through the end of 2018.
Trucking industry image group Trucking Moves America Forward raised more
than $1 million in 2017 to help enhance the public perception of
truckers and the industry as a whole, the group announced Wednesday.
Another drop in diesel fuel prices during the week ending March 12 has
prices at their lowest point since the beginning of the year, according
to the Department of Energy’s latest report.
CCJ‘s Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business
indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more.
Oakley Trucking (No. 137 on the CCJ Top 250), a 100 percent
owner-operator fleet, has started a new per-mile pay increase that pays
drivers based on their Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores.
A report issued last week by the White House reiterates the Trump
Administration’s stance that tolling should be a prime mechanism for
boosting highway funding. The report also says that the administration
doesn’t think trucking pays enough in taxes to offset “the negative
externalities [trucks] generate” relative to highway conditions,
congestion and “accident risk.”
Diesel fuel prices during the week ending Feb. 26 continued a recent downward trend, falling 2 cents to $3 per gallon.
In 2018, the pressures on truck capacity have picked up right where they left off. Spot
market rates climbed to record levels in December 2017, according to
the DAT Freight Index. DAT Solutions also reported nine loads were
available for every truck in its network — its highest monthly average
The American Trucking Associations has issued a bulletin lobbying
Congress to raise per-gallon gas and diesel taxes to stabilize U.S.
funding for roads and bridges. ATA’s Build America Fund plan calls for
bumping up the per-mile tax on gas and diesel a nickel per year over
four years as a means “to fund the modernization of our deteriorating
network of roads and bridges,” the trucking trade group and lobbyist
said in an announcement on Tuesday.
Speaking as part of the analysis firm’s “State of Freight” series of
webinars, FTR Transportation Intelligence Vice President of Research
Avery Vise outlined a series of marketplace conditions that point to
market pressure to increase driver wages.