Trucking Related Topics
362 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Trucking Related Topics
Everyday issues relating to trucking operations and trucking safety.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews | Glostone Trucking Solutions

5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews | Glostone Trucking Solutions | Trucking Related Topics | Scoop.it
5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews by Don Jerrell, HNI, March 2017 TruckingInfo.com The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced th
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by TruckingExpert.com from Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility
Scoop.it!

Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul

Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul | Trucking Related Topics | Scoop.it
Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology will begin hauling freight bound for warehouses and stores. The firm was bought by Uber earlier this year.

Via Catherine Kargas
more...
Catherine Kargas's curator insight, October 13, 2016 11:28 AM

Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology will begin hauling freight bound for warehouses and stores, he said.

Uber has already started pitching services to shippers, truck fleets and independent drivers, and the services go well beyond Otto's initially stated goal of outfitting trucks with self-driving technology. 

It also plans to compete with the brokers who connect truck fleets and shippers.

Fully autonomous trucks remain years away - some trucking industry experts estimate two decades - and the Otto vehicles are currently manned by a driver and an engineer. 

But the Uber-Otto efforts include a host of other technologies involving navigation, mapping and tracking, which can be deployed even as work continues on self-driving systems.

An executive at one company told Reuters he had already been approached by Uber about hauling his goods, noting that Uber touted recent hires and advances in trucking technology.

Uber aims to ultimately transform the competitive and fragmented $700 billion-a-year trucking industry, which is notorious for low margins. 

Randy George's curator insight, February 7, 2017 11:39 AM

Have you seen Otto-branded trucks on the road yet?

Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Safety and Health Topics | Trucking Industry - OSHA Standards | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Safety and Health Topics | Trucking Industry - OSHA Standards
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

HDT's Most Popular News Stories of 2016 - TopNews - Fleet Management - TopNews - TruckingInfo.com

In 2016, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. Major updates to emissions regulations, the end of Cat Truck, and, of course, the presidential election all caught the attention of our readers in a big way this year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, OSHA, Sign Agreement Strengthening Protections for Workers from Coercion, Retaliation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Carrier to pay $262k to drivers fired for participating in FMCSA investigation

Gaines Motor Lines has agreed to pay $262,500 to four former drivers who the Department of Labor deemed to be fired in violation of federal whistleblower protection laws.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Regulatory comments: Hours rule forces coercion; shippers, brokers need accountability

Common themes of regulatory criticism popped up often in the public comments offered on DOT's proposed driver coercion prohibition rule, like the new pressures and restrictions caused by the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service rule and holding shippers,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

FMCSA projects November publication of rule to hike carrier insurance minimums

An official timeline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Legislation introduced to clarify broker/shipper carrier-selection requirements

Congressman John Duncan (R-Tenn.) along with Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) introduced H.R.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

FMCSA Publishes E-Log Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has formally published its proposal that will require all interstate truck drivers to use electronic logging devices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

New trucking industry image/education campaign launched

“Trucking Moves America Forward” aims to enhance public perception of the industry

A diverse group of trucking stakeholders announced the launch of an industry-wide image and education campaign last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

Ferro testifying before a House transportation subcommittee last week.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by TruckingExpert.com from California Trucking Safety and Accident Claim News and Information
Scoop.it!

ATA, shippers applaud FMCSA proposal for electronic logging devices in trucks - Article from Logistics Management

Large trucking companies and shippers are welcoming a government proposal to require electronic logging devices in heavy trucks as a way to bolster trucking safety.


Via Steven M. Sweat
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by TruckingExpert.com from Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility
Scoop.it!

Trucking companies push back against fully autonomous vehicles

Trucking companies push back against fully autonomous vehicles | Trucking Related Topics | Scoop.it

Supply chain and logistics news

Via Catherine Kargas
more...
Catherine Kargas's curator insight, March 7, 2017 7:18 PM

When the technology is available, will trucking companies reject it?

Rescooped by TruckingExpert.com from Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility
Scoop.it!

Trucking companies push back against fully autonomous vehicles

Trucking companies push back against fully autonomous vehicles | Trucking Related Topics | Scoop.it

Supply chain and logistics news

Via Catherine Kargas
more...
Catherine Kargas's curator insight, March 7, 2017 7:18 PM

When the technology is available, will trucking companies reject it?

Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 6: The State of the State Fuel Tax | Transport Topics Online

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 6: The State of the State Fuel Tax  | Transport Topics Online | Trucking Related Topics | Scoop.it
A growing number of governors are signaling support for increasing taxes on gas and diesel fuel because they no longer find Congress to be a reliable funding partner for infrastructure. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes New Regulation to Protect Motorcoach and Large Bus Passengers in Rollover Crashes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to protect motorcoach and other large bus passengers in rollover crashes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Paver faces almost $1 million penalty for terminations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Pontiac, MI-based Asphalt Specialists Inc.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Entry-level driver training rule faces hurdles

FMCSA’s announced regulatory negotiation approach has skeptics Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has barely begun exploring the feasibility of regulatory negotiation – or “reg neg” – to establish standards for...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Trucking groups ask DOT to take down public safety scores

A coalition of transportation trade groups have written DOT urging that the scores produced by the FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability system be removed from the agency’s website.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Med examiner rule takes effect: Drivers must now use FMCSA-approved docs

Despite recent attempts by trucking trade groups to delay the effective date of the rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rule to require drivers to be medically certified by examiners approved by the agency became effective May 21.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

FMCSA hopes to launch split rest study this year, Ferro says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is confirming its plans to study whether expanding use of split rest in sleeper berths can improve both safety and productivity, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro said March 26.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Agency hears input on New Entrant rule, commenters say trucking business ed needed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s second of three listening sessions dedicated to developing a knowledge test of for motor carrier, broker and freight-forwarder New Entrants was held last week in Louisville, Ky., at the Mid-America...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

FMCSA Proposes ELD Mandate for Nearly All Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 13 issued a revised proposal to mandate that electronic logging devices be installed in interstate commercial trucks and buses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TruckingExpert.com
Scoop.it!

Per DOT, speed limiter rule could come this year

Spurred by a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has indicated it plans to produce a rule requiring the use of speed limiters in heavy trucks this year.
more...
No comment yet.