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The National Private Truck Council released its annual Benchmarking Survey Report in September. The report highlights the current state of the trucking fleet sector, including advancements and achievements in the industry during the previous year. This year’s report was conducted between January – April 2017. The 2017 report reflects the resiliency, flexibility and commitment of […]

In late September, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced over $70 million in grants to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. The U.S. DOT agency will divide these grants amongst states and education institutions. These grants are part of FMCSA’s ongoing efforts to reduce CMV accidents and injuries. The transportation agency believes these […]

Every business experiences shifts during its lifetime, but the trucking industry in particular is going through massive changes. One of the biggest challenges facing the industry is the accelerated advance of e-commerce sales. E-commerce transactions are exerting a major effect on freight patterns across the country. As much as 10 percent of retail transactions occur […]

Technology helped trucking fleets make indispensable contributions to the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region following the destruction caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Some fleets were able to prepare ahead of time so their own losses were mitigated, allowing them the opportunity to help the community. One such company is Poolsure. Poolsure is […]

On August 29, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed an anti-ELD petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The petition seeks to delay the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is due to go into effect in December of this year. OOIDA alleges that because 26 states have yet to integrate […]

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas is causing calamitous complications for the entire U.S. trucking industry. Houston, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm, is an important inbound and outbound freight hub in the U.S., particularly for van and refrigerated trailers. It is a key transfer point for freight that is […]

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), 23 percent, or almost 1 in 4 commercial trucks that received the Level I inspection, were taken out of service during this year’s International Roadcheck. Of the nearly 41,000 inspections that were conducted, about 33,000 occurred in the U.S. The remaining 7,713 were conducted in Canada. The […]

In March of last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) joined together to issue a pre-ruling regarding individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many in the transportation industry regarded the maneuver as the first step for an eventual list of requirements for those dealing with OSA. As of […]

Safety is not a driving habit that happens without careful planning and training. Fleet managers need to establish safety as a core company value and develop a plan to ensure the safest drivers possible. Safety starts long before the driver gets behind the wheel as well. Adhering to rigorous standards during the hiring process provides […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) increased examination of cargo tanks is nothing new. Since January 2015, FMCSA started taking a harder look at facilities that manufacture, inspect, and repair cargo tanks. FMCSA’s findings have only strengthened their resolve. The chief of FMCSA’s Hazardous Materials Division, Paul Bomgardner, expressed disbelief at the findings. Bomgardner […]