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    FMCSA seeks input on AV safety documentation

    The agency is weighing whether further federal rules are warranted as the Department of Transportation pushes to reduce vehicle-related fatalities.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Opinion

    LTL industry believes NMFC classification system works

    The standard deserves more credit for being a user-friendly resource, writes Joel Ringer of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.

    By Joel Ringer • Jan. 18, 2023
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    FMCSA rejects industry request to share hair testing results

    The Trucking Alliance, which includes major players such as J.B. Hunt and Knight-Swift, plans to “continue to press the issue.”

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Q&A

    One owner-operator’s perspective on why more truck parking is so critical

    Doug Smith, of Utah-based Ralph Smith Co., said he recently had to park on an on-ramp in Nevada for a nap.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Q&A

    ATA leaders outline trucking’s 2023 priorities

    President Chris Spear and Chair Dan Van Alstine share their vision for the next year in an interview with Transport Dive.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    High fuel prices, driver constraints are likely to remain issues in 2023

    Trucking industry wades through challenges in shadow of regulatory change.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    The top trucking trends of 2022

    Driver recruitment, economic concerns, investments in equipment and EVs were top of mind over the past year

    By Dec. 29, 2022
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    Cost-cutting, regulatory roadblocks: Trucking’s top stories in 2022

    The past 12 months saw conditions normalize while firms dealt with problems from overstaffing to cost escalation.

    By Dec. 27, 2022
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    Trucking groups say EPA’s tougher nitrogen oxide rules will spur challenges

    The standards for 2027 could prompt some drivers to avoid upgrading their trucks due to high costs.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    House bill would improve restroom access for truck drivers

    The proposed law would require retailers, warehouses and other businesses to allow drivers to use facilities available to customers or employees.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    OOIDA supports Senate bill to fund more truck parking

    The shortage has worsened in recent years to just one parking spot for every 11 trucks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Shailen Bhatt confirmed by Senate to lead FHWA

    The former state transportation executive will be tasked with doling out more than $350 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Why a rail strike would be catastrophic for trucking

    “My business can’t be successful without a good rail system,” former ATA chairman Phil Byrd told Transport Dive.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    The 7 top transport stories in 2022

    Here’s a look at key issues facing the industry as it also shows signs of contraction.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Biden backs shift to zero-emissions truck sales at COP27

    The non-binding pledge targets the conversion of all new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales by 2040.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    FMCSA head targets sexual assault, other safety issues during Women in Trucking conference

    Robin Hutcheson vowed to address barriers that keep more women from joining the industry.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    ATA signs lease at first mass timber commercial office building in DC

    President Chris Spear highlighted the trade group’s move back to the nation’s capital during last month’s Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

    By Matthew Thibault • Nov. 14, 2022
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    Daimler recalls over 200,000 trucks due to cruise control brake issue

    Valves in certain Freightliner and Western Star models can corrode, increasing crash risks.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
  • Billy Joel played a surprise set — including hits “Piano Man,” “Only the Good Die Young,” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” — at Daimler Truck’s annual customer appreciation event during ATA MCE 2022.
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    Billy Joel, federal regulators and other highlights from ATA MCE 2022

    FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson and ATA President Chris Spear also gave notable remarks during one of the trucking industry's biggest conferences.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    California moves toward mandating zero-emission heavy-duty trucks

    The California Air Resources Board discussed a proposal to require government and commercial fleets to purchase cleaner vehicles. A plan could be in place by next year.

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 1, 2022
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    ‘Leaving talent on the table’: Buttigieg urges trucking to recruit more women drivers

    The transportation secretary called the gender disparity “mathematical madness” amid a driver shortage.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Paccar recalls over 76K vehicles due to digital display issue

    A software problem involving certain 2022–2023 Kenworth and Peterbilt models prevents critical safety information from appearing on the display.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear speaks at the 2022 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition on Monday.
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    ATA president touts legal, legislative victories in MCE address

    American Trucking Associations chief Chris Spear highlighted the industry's fights over the vaccine mandate, truck tolling and infrastructure.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • FMCSA chief Robin Hutcheson delivers remarks during an address at ATA MCE 2022 in San Diego.
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    FMCSA head outlines agency’s goals on safety, equity, tech

    Administrator Robin Hutcheson and other FMCSA officials outlined initiatives and took questions during an ATA MCE 2022 session.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
  • In an aerial view, shipping containers sit on truck transport chassis in a rail yard on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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    FMC initiates chassis overhaul study, part of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    The National Academies of Science will conduct the $500,000 review of existing chassis pools to determine the best model.

    By Oct. 21, 2022