The Facebook page that went viral the third week of September calling for a trucking shutdown was then shut down itself under murky circumstances. Meanwhile, nontrucking promoters move toward a semblance of organization.
FMCSA withdraws its 2007 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Entry Level Driver Training in favor of developing another proposal.
This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations. At the same time, we need to streamline the existing ones."
In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.
News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.
Los Angeles port truckers picketed an area trucking company Aug. 27, while the previous week, Oakland port independents ended protests after leadership agreed to reach out on their behalf.
Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.
With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.
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