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ELDs coming to California intrastate trucking in 2024, trailing rest of US

November 21, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

A regulation that would require intrastate carriers in California to be equipped with ELDs is open for a comment period by the California Highway Patrol, with a projected in-service date for the rule at the start of 2024. Unlike other […]


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Perspective: Tax Credits Available for Trucking

November 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The trucking industry has its fair share of challenges right now — from high fuel prices to worker shortages. One solution to help ease some pressure may lie in pursuing government tax incentive programs, such as the Work Opportunity Tax […]


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Trucking Industry Heads Into Smoother Holiday Season

November 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

This holiday shipping season is expected to be marked by fewer delays and disruptions compared with the past two years, thanks to early freight movements, a flattening of volume and increased capacity, experts said. “That concern over supply chain consistency […]


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Comments come in from trucking sector on proposed DOL independent contractor rule

November 11, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Doing a search on the word “trucking” embedded in comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed independent contract rule results mostly in criticisms of the proposal, but it’s far from unanimous. Most of the comments to the rule read by […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel Bumps Up 1.6¢ to $5.333 a Gallon

November 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price of diesel nudged up 1.6 cents to $5.333 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 7. Highlights • The average price of diesel has increased in four of the past five weeks. The […]


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Trucking costs could stifle Biden’s off-site container storage plan

October 28, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Expanding a strategy aimed at clearing congested U.S. container ports by using more off-site space must take into account potential added costs related to trucking as well as other factors, according to feedback obtained by federal transportation officials. The plan, […]


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Decline in Demand to Affect Trucking Freight, Economists Say

September 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The upcoming retail holiday season is likely to see slower sales below the surging pace of 2021 as the U.S. economy’s pace of growth slows to a much lower level, which will have an impact on the amount of freight […]


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Why trucking is peeved at the Supreme Court

August 19, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on two major issues that have roiled trucking for years. And for those in the $800 billion trucking industry, the court’s silence has been deafening! For those of […]


Infrastructure

Are you overspending on driver training?

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Recruiting drivers is becoming more difficult. With the country navigating a weakening economy, companies industry wide are struggling to hire and retain drivers. According to Andrei Zakhareuski, CEO of Driving Tests, rising attrition rates across the industry can and will […]


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In the trucking industry, saving pennies can add up

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The miles may be long in trucking, but the grind also occurs at a more granular level. “Trucking is a business of ‘a little goes a long way,’” notes Reliance Partners Director of Safety Robert Kaferle. Everything from contracts to […]


Impact & Regulations

Mass. Bill to Repeal Rolling Stock Tax Would Aid Trucking Firms

May 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A bill introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature aims to eliminate a tax on vehicles owned by motor carriers in the state. The measure, introduced by Rep. Bradley Jones Jr. (R), would provide an exemption from a “rolling stock” tax for […]


Infrastructure

Driver shortage problem can be solved by fixing driver utilization and trucking cost structure

April 29, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The issue of driver shortage and retention has been widely discussed in the logistics industry over the past several years. However, according to Vorto CEO Priyesh Ranjan, retention challenges are just a symptom of the true issue plaguing the driver […]


Impact & Regulations

Gloom in Transports Sends Smoke Signal for US Stocks

April 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The latest warning sign for U.S. stocks is emerging from a corner of the market that investors closely watch to get a read on the state of the economy and the health of American consumers. Transportation shares, especially trucking and […]


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At White House, Biden Touts Trucking’s Workforce Program

April 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Standing alongside three Class 8 trucks parked outside the White House, President Joe Biden described a federal apprenticeship program designed to accelerate commercial driver license training as a “key ingredient” to boosting recruitment efforts in trucking. Biden, during an April […]


Vehicles

Zero-emission truck, bus models increasing 26% from 2020 through 2022

March 9, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The number of zero-emission truck and bus models on the market will grow by 26% from 2020 until the end of 2022, according to data released by clean transportation technology provider Calstart on Wednesday. Calstart updated its Zero Emission Technology […]


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New truckload carrier aims to serve e-commerce and the middle mile

January 12, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

With e-commerce redrawing the landscape for freight transportation, a new Atlanta-based carrier recently launched as a middle-mile market provider across the South, Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions. Ascend is a dry van, full truckload company with a family culture that innovates […]


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2021’s most transformational deals in trucking

December 23, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Deal flow was heavy in the trucking industry during 2021. Most players in the space have seen multiple quarters of record earnings and cash flows. Whether it was looking for a place to put newfound cash to work, adding drivers […]


Infrastructure

2021: Year of the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Law

December 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A long-awaited federal bill that will fund upgrades to the nation’s highway infrastructure was finalized during 2021, the culmination of tough legislative effort and a welcome outcome for trucking. After nearly a year of negotiations, Congress passed a $1 trillion […]


Infrastructure

Will Highway Funding Deadline Spur Bigger Deal?

October 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Trucking industry executives and insiders are at the home of the country music industry this week to celebrate commercial drivers’ contributions, and outline forward-looking strategies designed to address supply chain woes. Transport Topics caught up with American Trucking Associations Chairman […]


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Supreme Court denies review of AB5-related case, but law still isn’t impacting California trucking

October 5, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied review of the AB5-related Cal Cartage case. But the decision does not directly impact the more significant case regarding AB5, the state’s independent contractor law, by the California Trucking Association, which is also […]