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Business, Technology, Safety

Maximizing Compliance: A Guide for Fleet Safety & Success

Program Airs: June 8, 2023 2 p.m. ET There is no shortage of compliance measures required of today's fleets – from Driver Fitness and ELD’s to Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing – these measures are designed to keep our roadways safe. Minimum compliance is a requirement to remain in good standing, and the inability to meet standards can result in poor roadside safety performance, hefty civil penalties, and increased risk for civil litigation, to name a few.

June 8, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive

How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and's Jan Becker.

Business, Safety

2023 State Championships

Images from 2023 state truck driving championships across the county as truck drivers qualify for the 2023 National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

June 2, 2023
Business, Fuel, Private, TCA

Walmart Announces Sustainability Initiatives

Walmart announced June 1 it will take steps to reduce the amount of plastic and cardboard it puts in the waste stream from online orders and reduce vehicle emissions from delivery of packages.

Robert Higgs |
June 2, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

GM, Stellantis Fined for Missing Fuel Efficiency Targets

General Motors Co. and Stellantis NV paid a combined $363 million in civil penalties for failing to meet U.S. fuel efficiency standards, according to filings with federal regulators.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
June 2, 2023
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Fleet IMC Names Joel Henry Its First CEO

Joel Henry is set to become the first CEO of marine drayage firm IMC Cos., the company announced May 30.

June 2, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla, Battery Partner Get $1.8 Billion From Biden’s IRA

Elon Musk is getting more firepower for his electric vehicle price war thanks to President Joe Biden’s signature climate legislation.

June 2, 2023
Government, Business

Employers Added a Strong 339,000 Jobs in May

WASHINGTON — The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of strength in the economy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
June 2, 2023
Business, Safety

Supreme Court Rules Against Truck Drivers Who Walked Off Job

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled June 1 against striking Teamsters drivers who walked off the job with their trucks full of wet concrete in a 2017 Washington state case.

Jessica Gresko | Associated Press
June 1, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

UPS-Teamsters Talks to Resume June 5

Negotiations were set to resume June 5 between UPS and members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents an estimated 360,000 UPS drivers and other workers.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2023
Government, Business

NLRB Counsel to Seek Legal Action Over Noncompete Clauses

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo pledged to pursue legal action against employers who require nonsupervisory employees to sign noncompete agreements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2023