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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

4/17/2019
Management at Epes Transport believed they were losing some recruits while drivers waited for the next orientation class to start. Read More

4/15/2019
One of the most effective ways to boost a truck’s fuel efficiency is to decrease the amount of friction created by its forward motion. Read More

4/15/2019
The annual International Roadcheck 72-hour inspection blitz will be held June 4-6 with a focus on steering and suspension systems. Read More

3/17/2019
With each new Greenhouse Gas emissions standard, diesel engine after treatment systems get more complex and that’s a trend unlikely to change in the years ahead. Read More

3/15/2019
The U.S. DOT is forming an internal council intended to address emerging transportation advancements like self-driving vehicles, among other technologies. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao took to the tech-heavy South by Southwest Conference in tech hub Austin, Texas, to announce the council’s creation Tuesday. Read More

3/12/2019
After 2018’s electronic logging device mandate ushered in a new era of visibility of hours-of-service compliance, 2019 will be a time of transition regarding the use and enforcement of ELDs and potential changes to HOS regulations, said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Raymond Martinez during an address at the 81st Annual Truckload Carriers Association Convention in Las Vegas. Read More

2/22/2019
An organization representing major trucking companies and national business organizations renewed its call for longer trailers. But it’s not a change all of the industry supports. Read More

2/21/2019
A group of hydrogen stakeholders – including Hyundai, Nikola Motor, and Toyota – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to test state-of-the art heavy duty (HD) hydrogen fueling hardware to assist in standardization and speed to market for fuel cell electric trucks. Read More

2/20/2019
For the second straight month, market conditions for trucking companies improved in December, according to FTR’s monthly Trucking Conditions Index. The index in December tilted sharply upward as a result of improved freight Demand and moderate fuel pricing. Read More

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