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A federal drug advisory group has begun the cumbersome process of placing fentanyl on the list of drugs to test federal safety-sensitive employees and truck drivers for drug use.

House Republicans approved a bill Dec. 6 to block strict new tailpipe pollution limits proposed by the Biden administration, calling the plan a back-door mandate for electric vehicles.

Legislation designed to boost safety and efficiency along pipeline systems to improve supply chain connectivity was approved Dec. 6 by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The post-pandemic trend toward nearshoring of trade is on course to finish the year strong despite an earlier slowdown in broader trade activity.

Torc Robotics formed a strategic partnership with Uber Freight to leverage its logistics network to help develop autonomous trucks, the company announced Dec. 7.

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North American Class 8 truck orders for November rebounded from three months of year-over-year declines, according to ACT Research.

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Recruiting and Retaining Drivers Remains a Challenge

Managing driver retention is an ongoing challenge for many trucking companies.

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Winterization Process Requires Preparation, Training

From treacherous road conditions to freezing temperatures, even the most conscientious drivers need to exert caution on the roads during the winter.

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In-cab camera

Many fleets have adopted forward- and inward-facing cameras to coach drivers and reduce liability. Now the latest smart camera technology is taking things a step further.

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Video-based safety systems are helping fleets prevent crashes and exonerate drivers, but successful deployment of this technology continues to hinge on driver acceptance.

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J. Todd Inman

The Senate Commerce Committee on Dec. 7 advanced the nomination of J. Todd Inman to serve on the National Transportation Safety Board through 2027.

Stellantis NV, owner of the Jeep and Ram brands, is petitioning against emissions standards adopted by California and 13 other states that it says give competitors unfair advantages.

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Fleets mostly support a plan that would allow them to appeal state agency Requests for Data Review to federal regulators when they believe their crash review is “incomplete or incorrect.”

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