HOURS Act Would Provide Flexibility For Drivers

By Staff, Go ByTruck News, June 22, 2018 Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), along with Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) and Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas) on Thursday introduced the Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety Act, or HOURS Act, which aims to provide hours of service relief in four different ways. The American Trucking Associations says the ACT would […]

Survey: minority of fleets believe ELD mandate good for industry

By Aaron Huff, CCJ News, June 27, 2018 Despite electronic logging devices contributing to the current healthy rate environment, less than half (47 percent) of fleet operators surveyed believe the ELD mandate is good for the transportation industry. Over two-thirds (69 percent) of fleets also believe that ELDs do not improve driver satisfaction, and 33 […]

How The Industry Is Adjusting To The ELD Mandate, Six Months In

By Staff, Go By Truck News, June 22, 2018 The trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the electronic logging device mandate that has been in effect for six months now. The federal ELD rule requires most long haul drivers record their hours-of-service information electronically instead of with paper logbooks. Based on the experiences of […]

State Of Logistics Report Shows Multiple Pain Points For The Industry

By Staff, Go By Truck News, June 21, 2018 As most shippers can tell from their rising freight bills, carriers have taken advantage of a seller’s market in transportation as a strong economy, surging demand and labor and capacity shortages is causing multiple pain points for logisticians. That’s the conclusion of the 29th annual State […]

EIA says oil to average $71 a barrel for rest of year; stay around $68 in 2019

By Staff, TheTrucker.com, June 15, 2018 The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts Brent Crude oil prices to average $71 a barrel for the rest of this year and to stay around $68 a barrel in 2019, the agency said today. The predictions were part of EIA’s June 2018 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook […]

In Prelude to Trade War, US Details Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

By Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera, Transport Topics | Tribune Washington Bureau, June 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, rekindling its simmering trade war with China, issued a list of $50 billion of Chinese imports June 15 that would be subject to hefty tariffs. The White House did not say precisely when the taxes […]

Truckers Say ELD Has Lowered Their Income And Quality Of Life

By Staff, Go By Truck News, June 4, 2018  Steven Wright, a 47-year-old college graduate, has been a long-haul truck driver since 1995. He used to set his own schedule during his nearly 100-hour workweeks: He’d drive for eight hours, take a nap for four to six hours as the receiving company slowly unloaded his […]

Indicators: Driver turnover rate jumped to 94 percent in 2018’s first quarter

By Staff, CCJ News, June 7, 2018 The driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers (those with more than $30 million a year in annual revenue) climbed six percentage points from the prior quarter to a rate of 94 percent, according to the American Trucking Associations’ quarterly report. What’s more, the turnover rate at large […]

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