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A group of researchers this month issued a report on the effects of the electronic logging device mandate, and they reached two main conclusions: The use of ELDs has not reduced the rate of truck crashes, but the frequency of speeding violations, particularly among the small carrier segment, has increased since the mandate took effect. Read More

Though sign-on bonuses are an ubiquitous aspect of fleets’ efforts to recruit and retain drivers, these bonuses likely do more harm than good, particularly for carriers trying to incentivize drivers to not jump ship to another carrier. Read More

Two of the nation’s largest fleets – C.R. England and Cargo Transporters – this week announced pay increases for over-the-road and regional drivers. Read More

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

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

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

Carroll Fulmer Logistics this week announced a pay increase for its drivers. Read More

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

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

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

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