Inflation is hitting all sectors of the economy, and the latest statistics from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) indicate the trucking industry has not
As motor carriers continue to seek and retain qualified drivers, there is another personnel shortage impacting their ability to keep trucks on the road —
Throughout history, humans have adapted to new technology as it became available. In most cases, innovations involved refinements to familiar products — but every so
Earlier this year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released its top research priorities for 2023. The final list, compiled by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee
Ask the right questions: ELDs are designed to ensure compliance with HOS, not for use as life-saving devices
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 2023 Evaluation Plan, determining the effectiveness of electronic logging devices (ELDs) is top of mind for the
It’s been a year since the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), in conjunction with the National Industrial Transportation League, issued a revised “Voluntary Guide to Good
While a great deal of attention has been given to freight rates and availability, another issue is also at the forefront for carrier management: Hiring
As the trucking industry continues its march toward autonomy, it benefits from nearly every advance in technology taken by the developers. Products that could one
It’s no secret that the trucking industry has a few issues when it comes to finding — and keeping — qualified, safe, and reliable drivers.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has an overwhelming list of items on its 2023 regulatory agenda, from greenhouse gas emissions in all modes of transportation
Members of the Canadian trucking industry are applauding the enforcement of electronic logging device (ELD) guidelines, effective January 1, 2023, calling it a major step
A drug testing milestone was reached in January 2023: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse reached three years of age.
The premise was simple and sound: Stop using random audits to determine carrier safety. Instead, collect consistent data from roadside inspections and accident reports; then
Not since Benjamin Franklin’s fabled kite-and-key experiment has the concept of electrification jolted the nation as strongly as the push to advance all-electric electric vehicles.
Exactly what defines a worker as an independent contractor? That’s what the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is trying to determine with a proposed rulemaking
In its 18th annual Top Industry Issues report, released in November, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) named fuel prices as the top concern for
Keeping trucks running safely and moving freight is always a formidable endeavor, but with 2023 looming ahead, the challenges seem enormous. New equipment can be
There’s a danger facing as many as 50% of truck drivers in the United States. It’s not a danger they can see — but many
The Biden administration has vowed to tackle the trucking industry’s parking problem, and many in the industry are lauding the effort. Ask any trucker, and
Are fully autonomous vehicles safe? That’s the question on the mind of many as the technology of the future becomes the technology of the present