The FMCSA has proposed a new rule that would eliminate the requirement of reporting quarterly financial data for some interstate carriers.
A bill introduced by Texas Representative Allan Fletcher, member of the Texas House Transportation Committee, would impose hefty fines and CDL suspensions for overweight violations.
Bad news for small carriers that route through Pennsylvania: Your bottom line may be increasing to the point of truck driver cutbacks. How much? Nearly 400,000 in the first year alone. The proposed fuel taxes are some of the newest Go To plans for states to fund infrastructure shortfalls on the backs of trucking companies, [...]
Are you up to spec about some tax code changes that happened recently if you’re an owner/operator? Read some inside.
In another move to hurt the bottom line of small trucking companies, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder this week announced plans to boost the cost of diesel fuel another $0.18 cents for the first time since 1984. The reason? State budget shortfalls for road and bridge improvements and maintenance. The Republican governor acknowledged it will be [...]
If you could help change the HOS provisions in the new Fair Labor Standards Act by signing a petition, would you do it?
Truck drivers are regulated on the road enough. Why not treat them as adults like they ask? It could solve a few industry problems.
A trucking group vows to continue to fight the California Air Resources Board and their 2010 emissions standards in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. They have an uphill battle, however.
A Wisconsin Republican is now a key player in the 2013 Surface Transportation Bill.
A son tries to portray an honest take on his father’s chosen profession – being a truck driver. Do you feel the same?
Citing a 12 year old study, the Fed says trucks pay less in taxes than the cost of the damage they inflict. Read what else is in store.
Don’t like the 34 Hour Restart Rule put into effect this year? Take an online opinion survey to tell the ATA why.
The bill that Illinois lawmakers ratified in March 2012 is now in full effect. What do you need to know?
Studies are finding that digital billboards are doing their jobs a little too well, and that has some industry leaders worried about their drivers.
Will the new toll road proposed in Virginia help or hurt truck drivers?
There are a few things you can do to improve your bottom line during tax time, take a minute here.
Cuomo said no on toll hikes, NYC says, “Not so fast.” Truckers lose again.
65 fleets looked into how much EPA SmartWay standards helped save money over a year. Results are a mixed bag.
These final rules go into place permanently in July of 2013. How will they affect your drive day?
We feature two mobile apps for smartphones that assist you in choosing the correct placard for your HAZMAT cargo.
In the freight-hauling world a few key issues are worrisome to fleet owners and managers, according to a recent American survey. What are they?
Are tougher driving training rules on the horizon?
The problem of creating and maintaining safe, affordable truck parking persists. What’s being done about it?
Thinking about going independent on the road? Plan ahead.
Will he or won’t he? Truck drivers want to know.
See how much truck driver turnover affects everyone from drivers, to companies to consumers.
Jim Park at Heavy Duty Trucking investigates whether the new fuel efficiency standards are helping in the long run.