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7/19/2019
The annualized turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose 5 percentage points in the year’s first quarter from the quarter prior, according to the American Trucking Associations, while the turnover rate at smaller truckload fleets fell four percentage points — the first dip for small fleets in three quarters. The parity between the two rates “demonstrated a muddled picture” of the driver market, said ATA. Read More

7/18/2019
Two trucking-focused bills were introduced in the House this week. One aims to boost the required liability insurance coverage required of trucking companies, and the other would mandate that new trucks come equipped with automatic emergency braking systems. Read More

7/16/2019
Truck drivers who are convicted of human trafficking crimes will soon be banned from holding or obtaining a commercial driver’s license, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday. Read More

6/18/2019
Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. during the week ending June 17 continued their recent downward trend, falling 3.5 cents to $3.07 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. Read More

6/17/2019
Many fleets with extra capacity in their shops are offsetting their maintenance costs by taking in third-party repair work. Read More

6/17/2019
Alabama is the latest state to pass legislation that will require its trucking schools to include curriculum to train drivers on how to recognize, prevent and report human trafficking. Read More

6/3/2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting applications for its pilot program for 18-to-21-year-old military truck drivers. Read More

5/30/2019
Amazon quietly opened a freight brokerage pilot program late last year, aiming to build out — and lock down — a network of smaller truckload carriers by buying up their time and miles.  Read More

5/29/2019
Amazon quietly opened a freight brokerage pilot program late last year, aiming to build out — and lock down — a network of smaller truckload carriers by buying up their time and miles. Whether Amazon has loads to keep them rolling is inconsequential: The company is selling that capacity to other shippers, sometimes at a loss, via the new brokerage platform, according to analysts familiar with Amazon’s system. Read More

5/6/2019
A bill introduced in both the House and the Senate would restore the per diem tax deduction benefit for company drivers that was lost to in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The deduction saved drivers hundreds — if not thousands — a year in tax liability, depending on how many days a year they worked. Read More

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