Tonnage took a 6.1% decline in May, according to American Trucking Associations’ For Hire Truck Tonnage Index. Compared with May 2018, the seasonally adjusted index increased 0.9%, the smallest year-over-year gain since April 2017.
While U.S. Census Bureau data shows the number of truckers at an all-time high, industry experts contend a driver shortage remains an issue.
Businesses spent $1.64 trillion on transportation and logistics services in the United States in 2018, a jump of 11.4% from the prior year, as companies retooled supply chains in response to the growth in online sales and tight capacity drove up freight rates.
A trade organization representing U.S. refiners is asking an appeals court to reject a Trump administration plan to expand nationwide the blending, distribution and year-round sale of E15 fuel.
UPS Inc. has requested an exemption from a federal regulatory requirement that its driver training instructors have two years’ minimum experience as trainers and have held a commercial driver license for at least two years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced June 19.
WASHINGTON — A proposed rule meant to update hours-of-service guidelines for truck drivers will be announced in the near term, Ray Martinez, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said during a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee
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