For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in September after falling a revised 2.8 percent in August.
The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted three petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations.
Manufacturing has provided some growth – about 8 percent since last June – due in part to tax credits.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new regulatory framework for evaluating carrier and driver safety is a close second to the economy.
FMCSA plans to issue a proposed rule by the end of this year on supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.
Bill would establish a national freight planning process, financed through a 12-cent increase in diesel taxes and use of federal funds.
Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a schedule for trucking companies next year to begin phasing in employee drivers.
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