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Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Delays in Approving Hair Testing Aid Drug Abusers, Officials Warn

Quest Diagnostics

Delays in adopting federally mandated pre-employment hair drug-testing standards potentially have allowed hundreds of truck drivers who failed hair drug tests to drive for another carrier, according to fleet and medical executives.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

Democrats Press McConnell to Fix Pensions

Senate Democrats are pressuring Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take up pension legislation for truckers and miners before the summer recess that begins in six weeks.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2016
Business, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Used-Truck Prices Dip; Inventories Stabilize

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The price of a used Class 8 truck sold in April fell compared with a year earlier, but inventories stabilized after rising for the past year, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2016
Business, Safety, Technology

Increases in Driver Pay Grind to Halt on Lower Freight Rates, Demand

Klemp, Hindes

Downward pressure on truckload rates and a weak freight market this year have almost eliminated driver pay increases that were widespread as recently as early 2015, according to an industry official who tracks compensation trends.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

House Bill Allows TWICs to Access Military Bases

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that would pressure the Department of Defense to let truck drivers use Transportation Worker Identification Credential cards to validate their identity for unescorted access at all of the nation’s 700 military installations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: FSMA Regulations to Drive Change

The Food and Drug Administration’s new rules on sanitary transportation of human and animal food products have many third-party logistics providers concerned about liability. With the rules defining brokers as shippers, many 3PLs may soon become responsible for requirements tied to equipment, training and record keeping — all things they haven’t been accountable for in the past.

May 30, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Memorial Day 2016

Ours is a loud and angry society today. Look no further than the current presidential campaign, a spirit-killing fiasco and an advertisement for autocracy, if it’s decorous. Going back at least to Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, Americans have argued, but we also developed interests and ideals to bring us together.

May 30, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

Commenters Slam Safety Fitness Proposal

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on its proposed safety fitness scores were mostly negative.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2016
Business

Congress Moves on HOS

B Christopher/Alamy

The U.S. House and Senate last week advanced separate transportation bills that would make changes to the hours-of-service restart rule for truckers that many across the industry have opposed.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: How to Improve Dedicated Fleet Management

While it is true that even the best dedicated-carrier fleets have been late at one time or another, most quality fleets deliver high-quality performance over time. The quality of the service is generally not the key reason that severs ties between buyers and sellers. For this text, we’ll just focus on three drivers for change.

May 23, 2016

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