FMCSA: Current insurance minimums for carriers ‘inadequate,’ new rule coming

| April 22, 2014

The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum. ...

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

| November 26, 2013

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatiguePodcast

| November 20, 2013

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling ...

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

| October 26, 2013

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

| October 21, 2013

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

Clean Ports bill floated in Congress

| August 29, 2013

The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.

Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

| August 28, 2013

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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