2006:

Diesel fuel national average reached $2.745 per gallon.

The Transportation Security Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced a plan to require all truck drivers delivering and receiving goods from ports have a special ID card called a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC), which included the driver’s criminal history.  The cards cost $117-$149.

2007:

The cost of diesel was $3.048 per gallon.

2008:

The price of diesel peaked at over $4.70 per gallon.

Over 3,000 trucking companies and O/Os went out of business.

2009-Present:

Strict emissions laws are now firmly in place, resulting in diesel engines that put out cleaner exhaust than they take in.

On July 1, 2013, new HOS laws took effect, reducing drive time to 8 hours of continuous driving before requiring at least a 30 minute break. The 34-hour restart provision will still be in effect. Drivers are only allowed 1 restart per week,   Drivers must take 2 rest periods between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM.

More changes are on the horizon.  The FMCSA released a timeline for planned regulations, per  MAP-21 provisions.  

Where do you see the trucking industry in the next decade?

Love's Truck Stop, Richmond, Indiana

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evan mink

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