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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

5/1/2019
In a monthly regulatory update posted this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation has listed June 7 as the projected publication date for its coming proposal to alter federal hours of service regulations for truck operators. Read More

4/29/2019
Waiting for the next regulation to take effect is a way of life in the trucking industry. Last year’s electronic logging device mandate, and changes to the hours-of-service regulations before that, are part of an ongoing cadence of new requirements that cause carriers and drivers alike to evolve and adapt to new realities of business and life on the road. Read More

4/17/2019
A block of 63 lawmakers in the U.S. House has penned a letter to transportation appropriation leaders asking them to allow drivers hauling livestock and bees to remain exempt from compliance with the federal electronic logging device mandate through the 2020 fiscal year — Sept. 30, 2020. Read More

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