Government
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Delays New Regulations; Onboard Recorder Rule Stalls

Several new regulations expected from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be delayed and others, including a long-awaited regulation encouraging the use of electronic onboard recorders, could fall even further behind schedule because of a recent court ruling scrapping part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s driver-hours rule, DOT said.

October 10, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Canadian Acquisition

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its acquisition Pollock NationaLease, one of the largest privately owned commercial truck leasing and rental companies in Canada, as well as Pollock's logistics operations.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Government, Safety

Editorial: Fixing the HOS Situation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been given until Dec. 27 to cure the defects a federal appeals court found in its latest driver hours-of-service regulations. We all need to hope that FMCSA officials are successful in that effort.

October 10, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government, Logistics

CTA Calls for ‘Collaborative Strategy’ for SoCal Ports

The California Trucking Association said it is advocating a “collaborative strategy” with Southern California port officials to develop an alternative plan for trucks to meet emission goals.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: HOS, TMC SuperTech, Satellites and Mexico, Tolls, Fines

The battle for acceptable hours-of-service regulations continues, but is this battle moving forward or backward?

October 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TSA to Begin TWIC Enrollment in Delaware

The Transportation Security Administration said it would begin to enroll truck drivers and other port workers in its Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at the port of Wilmington, Del., this month.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Equipment, Technology, Safety

CARB Proposes to Mandate Equipment to Make Trucks More Fuel-Efficient by 2010

The California Air Resources Board, in a September staff report, proposed to require Class 8 trucks to be outfitted with fuel-efficiency technologies such as cab fairings, skirts, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems by 2010.

October 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA to Focus on Business at Annual Meeting in Florida

American Trucking Associations members will focus on the business side of the industry at this year’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., ATA President Bill Graves said.

October 8, 2007
Government, Business

Trailer Registrations Fall 29.1% as U.S. Freight Volumes Slump

The sluggish U.S. economy has pulled down truck trailer sales this year and there are no signs of an imminent rebound, according to industry data on registrations and production.

October 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

UPS, Teamsters Reach Five-Year Deal

UPS Inc. and the Teamsters union agreed Sept. 30 on a new five-year tentative contract that, among its provisions, would allow the parcel carrier to pay $6.1 billion to leave the union’s Central States Health & Welfare and Pension Funds.

October 8, 2007

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