Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

Transportation Funding Bill Collins is the bill's sponsor. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Canadian Trucking Alliance Unveils 10-Point Plan to Improve Compliance, Safety

Ambassador Bridge Traffic crosses the Ambassador Bridge into Canada. (Mike Russell/Wikicommons)

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has created a 10-point action plan that presents ways in which CTA and provincial trucking associations aim to work with Transport Canada and local government agencies on strengthening compliance with issues such as hours of service and distracted driving.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Drivers Overcome Web of Regulations to Deliver Holiday Fireworks

Crowd watches a fireworks show (Getty Images)

Although they drive trucks only one to six times a year, drivers for American Pyrotechnics Association members face unique challenges related to federal transportation safety regulation.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

ELD (ERoad)

The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

White House Reduces Trucking Rules, but Doesn't Ease Enforcement, Attorneys Say

ELD enforcement Sgt. Steve Vilbert of the Virginia State Police inspects a truck on Interstate 95 for electronic logging device compliance. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS ­­— The deregulatory nature of the Trump administration threatens delay or elimination of several Obama-era trucking-related regulations, but those that remain on the books will continue to be aggressively enforced, panelists said at a law seminar here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands for Ag Haulers

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by David B./Flickr

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Continental Offers ELD Rebate

Continental ELD A Continental VDO road log. (Continental Automotive Systems)

Six months after most commercial trucks were required to have a working electronic logging device, Continental Automotive Systems is offering fleets and owner-operators a “do over” if they are unhappy with the ELD they decided upon last year.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez to Speak at House Transportation Hearing

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The country’s top trucking regulator will be among the officials scheduled to update House policymakers during a hearing May 22, several individuals with knowledge of the hearing told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Carriers, Shippers Working to Meet Demand for Freight Hauling

Walmart trucks in a row Walmart trucks/TT file photo

Carriers and shippers are adjusting to an environment where rising freight rates and a driver shortage are bumping up against an expected drop in capacity now that soft enforcement for truck drivers to record their on-duty status using ELDs has ended, compelling the industry to work hard to prevent disruption in the movement of goods.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 19, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA Assigns CSA Severity Weights to ELD Violations

ELD check Rand McNally

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has assigned severity weights to each of about a dozen electronic logging device-related violations that are being recorded on a driver’s or motor carrier’s safety profile score.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018