Expert stresses that drivers must file written complaints regarding coercion to get FMCSA to investigate.
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Electronic forms of payment can put money in a driver’s wallet a whole lot faster.
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In 2018, the trucking industry will undergo a lot of changes, most revolving around technology.
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Appeal to President Trump made for a trucking-wide 90-day waiver from the mandate. As the December 18 date for the imposition of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate draws closer, efforts continue to delay it – largely via direct appeals to President Trump.
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A bipartisan and bicameral group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday announced intentions to introduce a bill in Congress to require tractor-trailers to be equipped with so-called side underride guards, intended to protect car occupants in crashes in which the car slides under the trailer.
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During a year when the industry took on a major role in helping rebuild from devastating natural disasters in Texas, Florida and California, overcapacity and a driver shortage continued to hamper trucking. That doesn’t mean the future doesn’t hold promise. Dan Clark, head of BMO Transportation Finance, discusses what 2017 was like for the industry and what to expect in 2018 and beyond.
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The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.
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While the ELDs and the hours of service (HOS) rules that govern them are far from perfect, some feel transitioning to them won’t be too hard, while others think they’ll take away too much daily operational control.
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Rising wages due to the truck driver crunch won’t be felt by consumers, with businesses and carriers likely shouldering the burden instead, experts say.
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