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ATRI seeks driver input for HOS, detention time surveys
Fleet Owner, April 8, 2014
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is asking drivers to contribute to two new surveys it is conducting...[More]

Review of U.S. Department of Transportation Truck Size and Weight Study: First Report: Review of Desk Scans
TRB E-Newsletter, April 8, 2014
The Committee for Review of U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Truck Size and Weight Study has released its first of two reports...[More]

Ambassador Bridge Begins New Toll System for Commercial Vehicles
Transport Topics, April 7, 2014
The Ambassador Bridge has begun a new toll system for commercial vehicles, designed to ease congestion, according to the bridge’s owners...[More]

Agency reinstating ‘informal hearings’ as mechanism to challenge violations
Commercial Carrier Journal, April 4, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reinstated informal hearings as an additional way to contest enforcement cases, and this time the option is available nationwide...[More]

NTSB offers 7 recommendation to improve truck safety
The Trucker, April 4, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday issued seven recommendations urging the National Highway Safety Administration to take action to improve the safety of tractor-trailers...[More]

Identifying the “hot spots” for cargo theft
Fleet Owner, April 4, 2014
When it comes to cargo theft in the U.S., certain areas of the country – as well as certain types of goods – are attractive to the sticky fingers of criminals...[More]

Report Recommends Use of Natural Gas, Trailer Modifications to Meet Fuel Standards
Transport Topics, April 3, 2014
Environmental regulators should develop a separate standard for natural gas vehicles when they implement the second phase of fuel-efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, according to a study released April 3 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences...[More]

Congressmen ask GAO to study FMCSA’s hours rule research, methodology
Commercial Carrier Journal, April 2, 2014
Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year, to check the agency’s research and methods used to create and back the rule...[More]

Idaho’s Top Speed Limit Poised to Hit 80 MPH, Truck Limit Slower
Heavy Duty Trucking, March 31, 2014
Speed limits in Idaho could soon move higher but trucks will still have to travel slower...[More]

FMCSA Gathers Input on New-Entrant Testing, ELDs
Transport Topics, March 28, 2014
Anne Ferro and other Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials listened to the public on knowledge testing for new transportation companies, but also heard from truck drivers on the new electronic logging device rule...[More]

FMCSA Field-Testing Wireless Roadside Inspection System
Heavy Duty Trucking, March 25, 2014
Safety regulators envision a time when they can automatically collect the information they need about trucks, drivers and carriers as the truck goes about its business on the highway...[More]

A Primer on Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization and the Highway Trust Fund
TRB E-Newsletter, March 25, 2014
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has released a report that summarizes the history, challenges, current status, and outlook for federal surface transportation reauthorization and the Highway Trust Fund...[More]

Drivers Face Delays in CDL Skills Test; Training Schools Ask Congress to Help
Transport Topics, March 24, 2014
Delays and inconsistencies with the way states test applicants for commercial driver licenses are undermining efforts to place truck driver training school graduates in jobs, according to officials who have asked Congress to act...[More]

‘Cyber’ Cargo Crime Called Growing Threat
Journal of Commerce, March 21, 2014
On Friday afternoon, freight needs to move, fast. A shipper, frantic to find a truck, hooks up with a motor carrier on a load board...[More]

Breakdown blues: Proprietary data still a roadblock to timely repairs
Commercial Carrier Journal, March 20, 2014
After a good night’s sleep following the Technology and Maintenance Council’s spring meeting in Nashville, Tenn., I found myself considering the various themes and threads that emerged from the conference...[More]

FMCSA Changes Truck-Trailer Weight Definition
Transport Topics, March 19, 2014
In a move to clarify enforcement practices, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing the definition of weight in single-unit trucks that are towing a trailer...[More]

Driver satisfaction waning over regulations, weather? Recent report indicates not
Commercial Carrier Journal, March 19, 2014
The weather, regulations and the economy don’t have drivers down, according to a report released this week from retention firm Stay Metrics, who has been surveying “driver attitudes” since the middle of 2012...[More]

Per DOT, speed limiter rule could come this year
Commercial Carrier Journal, March 17, 2014
Spurred by a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has indicated it plans to produce a rule requiring the use of speed limiters in heavy trucks this year...[More]

ATRI COO Rebecca Brewster to take WIT ‘ride-along’ with two female truckers to MATS
The Trucker, March 17, 2014
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has organized a Ride-Along for Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)...[More]

Truck Driver Turnover Drops but Still High
Heavy Duty Trucking, March 14, 2014
The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations...[More]

Senate Passes Bill to Extend HOS Exemptions for Propane Haulers Through May
Transport Topics, March 14, 2014
The Senate unanimously passed a bill March 13 to exempt propane truckers from hours-of-service regulations through May, sending the bill to President Obama for his consideration...[More]

Md. House passes ‘Jake’s Law,’ targeting drivers on phones who cause serious crashes
The Washington Post, March 14, 2014
Maryland is one step closer to establishing new penalties for cellphone-wielding drivers who are found guilty of contributing to a crash that kills or seriously injures another person...[More]

FMCSA Ready to Extend Supply Chain Safety Role
The Journal of Commerce, March 18, 2014
Shippers need to pay as much attention to supply chain safety as supply chain efficiency, or be prepared for greater government involvement in how they run their businesses and manage supply chains...[More]

Study Identifies Dimensions of Sustainability
The Journal of Commerce, March 18, 2014
Companies are increasingly looking for ways to employ environmentally sustainable business practices in their sourcing and delivery of products and services...[More]

Development of Freight Fluidity Performance Measurements
TRB E-Newsletter, March 17, 2014
TRB is sponsoring the Development of Freight Fluidity Performance Measurements workshop May 21-22, 2014, in Washington, D.C...[More]

Per DOT, speed limiter rule could come this year
Commercial Carrier Journal, March 17, 2014
Spurred by a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has indicated it plans to produce a rule requiring the use of speed limiters in heavy trucks this year...[More]

ATRI COO Rebecca Brewster to take WIT ‘ride-along’ with two female truckers to MATS
The Trucker, March 17, 2014
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has organized a Ride-Along for Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)...[More]

Truck Driver Turnover Drops but Still High
Heavy Duty Trucking, March 14, 2014
The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations...[More]

Senate Passes Bill to Extend HOS Exemptions for Propane Haulers Through May
Transport Topics, March 14, 2014
The Senate unanimously passed a bill March 13 to exempt propane truckers from hours-of-service regulations through May, sending the bill to President Obama for his consideration...[More]

Md. House passes ‘Jake’s Law,’ targeting drivers on phones who cause serious crashes
The Washington Post, March 14, 2014
Maryland is one step closer to establishing new penalties for cellphone-wielding drivers who are found guilty of contributing to a crash that kills or seriously injures another person...[More]

 

 

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