Trucking Forecast for Year-End 2018 and Expectations for 2019

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Listen to Bob Costello, Chief Economist for the American Trucking Associations as he discusses the trucking forecast for the remainder of 2018 and provides a glimpse into expectations for 2019. Slowing growth rates in second half of the year due to tougher year-over-year comps Freight market continues to do well, especially for dry van freight […]

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Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

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Most Americans don’t realize how essential truck drivers are to the quality of their lives. To see how the trucking industry has affected your life, take a look around your house, your yard, the food in your pantry, the products at your child’s school, or the clothes on your back. Most of what you see […]

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Driver Medical Qualifications: The Status of FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

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By: Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations Over the last decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been working towards improving standards for how commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are medically qualified. One significant improvement FMCSA made toward standardizing the medical qualifications program was the […]

Podcast: Hours of Service Updates on Personal Conveyance and Agriculture

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Welcome to our Quarterly Update podcast, produced in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In this episode, Dan Horvath, Director of Safety Policy for the ATA, discusses the recently released personal conveyance guidance and also some guidance related to the agricultural community. Specifically, the episode will discuss some situations when personal conveyance can be used […]

Facts and Fiction: Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Requirement

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Implementation of the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) requirement is only a few weeks away. On December 18, 2017, all drivers that currently maintain paper logs will be required to use an ELD for hours of service (HOS) compliance.

Before the deadline, both motor carriers and professional drivers will need to ensure their operations are prepared for the ELD rule requirements.