Policy

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Harnessing the Power of Trucking

ATA President Chris Spear: Throughout our lives, we rely on a multitude of goods and services to prosper as individuals and as a nation. But no industry is more central to that story than trucking.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 7, 2019
Business

The Essential Elements of a Telematics Policy

When implementing a telematics solution, an in-depth telematics policy goes hand-in-hand with achieving driver buy-in: it defines why telematics is necessary, how the system works, and why drivers must use it. MiX Telematics recommends these essential elements to ensure the success of your telematics policy.

July 1, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Significant Accomplishments; More to Be Done

A year ago, I stood before you in Philadelphia and accepted the title of chairman of American Trucking Associations. It has been a tremendous honor to be your chairman at such a critical time for our industry.

September 26, 2016
Business, Government

Trucking Airs Concerns to House Panel; HOS Restart, Highway Funding Top List

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2016
Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: A Welcome Proposal

After 10 years of deliberation, two agencies of the Department of Transportation have finally published a proposal that would limit the maximum speed of the largest commercial vehicles to a rate yet to be determined.

September 5, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: SOLAS Container Weight Rule Reaches Critical Milestones

Approximately 10% of ocean cargo may cite an inaccurate weight, according to Loadstar. In 2015, an estimated 16.3 million out of 200.5 million TEUs, or industry- standard 20-foot-equivalent container units, of cargo were shipped without an accurate measurement, which speaks to an industrywide problem.

August 29, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Advisers Offer Sleep Apnea Guidelines as FMCSA Considers Health Proposal

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Top medical advisers to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have recommended a slate of sleep apnea guidelines that would require truck drivers to participate in costly diagnostic sleep studies if they have a body mass index of 40 or higher, experienced excessive fatigue or sleepiness while driving or have been in a sleep-related accident.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016

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