1. 2015: Record High Trucking Jobs

    By Go By Truck News, January 11, 2016 Closing out 2015 with 1.462 million jobs, the for-hire trucking industry reached record high employment with the addition of 5,300 jobs in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, trucking grew by 19,100 jobs last year, with the biggest ga…Read More

  2. Ready for a change: e-logs set to become ELDs

    By Aaron Huff, CCJ News, January 5, 2016 In March, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed an electronic logging device mandate (ELD) to replace its 395.15 rule for voluntary use of Automatic Onboard Recording Devices (AOBRDs). After reading the proposal, technology suppliers …Read More

  3. FMCSA Drops Compliance Decal Proposal

    By David Cullen, Truckinginfo.com, December 30, 2015   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards whe…Read More

  4. 6 Trends to Track in 2016

    By David Cullen, Executive Editor, TruckingInfo.com, December 2015 From the economy to driver recruitment/retention, there will be several familiar faces  in the trends to follow closely in the new year. 1. Economic Haze 2. Driver’s Seat 3. Safety First 4. Shop Wars 5. Tech Talk 6. Road Work So…Read More

  5. OOIDA Sues FMCSA Over ELD Law

    By Go By Truck News, December 16, 2015 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit over a new regulation announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requiring electronic logbooks, known as ELDs.  “This rule has the potential to have the single largest, most…Read More

  6. FAST Act highway bill signed, FMCSA takes down CSA scores

    By Todd Dillis, CCJ News, December 04, 2015 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration responded quickly upon the enactment of the FAST Act of 2015, the five-year highway bill passed in both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama Friday afternoon, Dec. 4. As required b…Read More

  7. House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

    By David Cullen, Truckinginfo.com, December 03, 2015 The House of Representatives on Dec. 3 approved by a wide bipartisan margin the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the compromise highway bill legislation that emerged Dec. 1 from the House-Senate Conference Committee that was t…Read More

  8. Congress gives itself a couple of extra weeks on highway bill

    By Kevin Jones, American Trucker, November 23, 2015 The Senate made it official Thursday: The various special interest groups with a stake in the next highway bill have two more weeks to bombard Congress with their pleas for this, that and the other. Assuming a Friday okay from President Obama, Hous…Read More