1. FTR's Trucking Conditions Index has never been higher

    By Staff, FleetOwner.com, April 17, 2018 FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for February reflects an environment for carriers that has never been better. The current reading of 15.41 is the highest since FTR began tracking the conditions index in 1992. The index jumped four points from the Janu…Read More

  2. Operational costs poised to rise for truckers

    By Staff, FleetOwner.com, April 13, 2018 Hikes in driver pay, healthcare costs and fuel prices, plus full enforcement of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, are all poised to create more difficult “headwinds” for truckers, according to analysis by PLG Consulting.  As a result, PLG seni…Read More

  3. Mason Mega Rail Could Take 200,000 Trucks Off Roads

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, March 30, 2018 The Mason Mega Rail broke ground on Tuesday in Garden City, Georgia. It aims to double rail capacity to the state’s busiest port while also opening a new pathway across the country. The $126.7 million project will open the coastal port just north of Savan…Read More

  4. Grace Period For ELD Compliance Ends April 1

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, March 30, 2018 The three-month law enforcement grace period for trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices is almost over. As of April 1, drivers caught without ELDs are due to be placed out of service for 10 hours, and may have points added to their Compliance…Read More

  5. OOIDA backs HOS reform bill

    By Staff, Trucker.com, March 30, 2018 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is backing proposed legislation introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) to reform Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations by allowing truck drivers to take up to a three-hour rest break that would not be cou…Read More

  6. House Bill Would Allow Interstate Trucking for 18-to-21-Year-Olds

    By Eleanor Lamb, Transport Topics, March 21, 2018 A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the House of Representatives March 21. The Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy, or DRIVE-Safe Act, proposes a …Read More

  7. International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, March 22, 2018 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7 of this year. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor ve…Read More