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Graves Looks Back on ATA Tenure (with video)

Graves and Bill Canary on his first day in 2003/TT file photo

Trucking will continue to face familiar infrastructure funding battles as opportunity increasingly beckons for the industry to capitalize on dramatic technological advancements, said Bill Graves. And he should know.

June 13, 2016
Business

Companies Report ‘Conflict Minerals’ Progress

Several publicly traded truck makers and industry suppliers have told federal regulators they are making progress uncovering “conflict minerals” from central Africa that might be used in their complex supply chains.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016
Government

DUI Case Exposes Gaps in Safety Screening

On a late afternoon in March, state troopers found truck driver Yakov Zaverukha lying on his back in a mud puddle beside his big rig that was stuck in a ditch just off Interstate 57 in central Illinois.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016
Government

DOT’s Anthony Foxx Says CSA Scores to Be Public Again in 2 Years

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — It will be about two years before Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores will be available again for public view, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016
Business

Tires Are Special Focus at 2016 Roadcheck, But Air Lines, Leak Ruin One Trucker’s Day

WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — Jose Andrade has had better days than the one he had June 7. The driver for Dairy Maid Dairy of Frederick, Maryland, was behind the wheel of a truck that was pulled over and inspected as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Election Brings New Challenges for Trucking

As chairman of the American Truck Dealers, the challenge for all of us — truck manufacturers, trucking companies and dealers — is to build relationships with members of Congress and federal regulators so that we have a voice in shaping the environment in which our businesses operate.

June 6, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking May Become Collateral Damage in New Container Rule

Eric Miller/Transport Topics

Truckers servicing U.S. seaports already experience delays entering the ports and making pickups or dropping off loads at terminals, but they’ll soon face yet another potential disruption.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
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 | Senior 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
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

House Committee Keeps Provisions on HOS, Safety Fitness, Meal Breaks

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A provision that would allow truck drivers to avoid a rest requirement of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on consecutive days was kept in a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill a House committee approved May 24.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 30, 2016

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