1. Economist: Low Risk of U.S. Recession

    By Denise Rondini, Truckinginfo.com, January 27, 2016 The odds of a recession in the U.S. during the first three quarters are low, according to Bob Dieli, president and founder of Lombard, Illinios-based RDLB, Inc. Speaking this week at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, Dieli said he exp…Read More

  2. New Fitness Rule Proposed

    By Go By Truck News, January 18, 2016 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a rulemaking proposal to determine the safety fitness of motor carriers. The Safety Fitness Determination notice of proposed rulemaking, to be published in the Federal Register, would update the FMCSA’s…Read More

  3. Obama Offers $4B for Automation / Self-Driving Vehicles

    By Go By Truck News, January 15, 2016 In his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama signaled his intent to invest in a 21st century transportation system. United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx subsequently revealed part of the president’s proposal: a 10-year, nearly …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

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    By David Cullen, Truckinginfo.com, December 30, 2015   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor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

  7. 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

  8. 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