Trucking industry split over proposed speed limiter regulation coming in 2023

Federal regulators are working on a proposal that would create a truck speed limit using electronic engine devices in a proposed rule anticipated in 2023. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a notice of intent to solicit comments that the agency will use to inform a supplementary notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM),… Continue reading Trucking industry split over proposed speed limiter regulation coming in 2023

ATA’s Spears calls on Biden and Congress to step up their games when it comes to energy independence

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear pulled no punches, regarding the current state of gasoline prices in the United States, in calling on the Biden Administration and Congress “to get real about American energy independence.” This objective laid out by the ATA’s top executive is very timely, considering that the national average… Continue reading ATA’s Spears calls on Biden and Congress to step up their games when it comes to energy independence

Industry groups react to President Biden’s planned ‘crackdown on container liners

There was no shortage of feedback stemming from President Biden’s comments about the ocean shipping sector made during his State of the Union (SOTU) address earlier this week. President Biden did not pull any punches in addressing how over the course of the pandemic, about half a dozen or less foreign-owned companies raised prices by… Continue reading Industry groups react to President Biden’s planned ‘crackdown on container liners

Yellow adds two new driving academies, plans to train 1,000 new drivers in 2022

Yellow Corp., which controls 10% of the nation’s less-than-truckload (LTL) capacity as one of longest-operating trucking companies in America, is addressing the nation’s shortage of truck drivers head on and in house. Yellow is adding two new driving academies to its stable of 14 schools to prepare the next generation of professional truck drivers for… Continue reading Yellow adds two new driving academies, plans to train 1,000 new drivers in 2022

ATA Truck Tonnage Index sees slight gains to begin 2022

By LM Staff · February 23, 2022 Truck tonnage eked out a small gain to kick off 2022, according to data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for January, at 115.5 (2015=100), saw a 0.6% increase, following a 0.9% December gain. On… Continue reading ATA Truck Tonnage Index sees slight gains to begin 2022

Feds look to streamline CDL process while DOT rejects HOS challenge claims

The federal government is looking into speeding up the process in which Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) are issued. At the same time, the federal government ruled against revisions to the hours-of-service (HOS) requirements, citing that safety groups gave no basis for changes that would have provided more flexibility to drivers. In the first major decision… Continue reading Feds look to streamline CDL process while DOT rejects HOS challenge claims