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FMCSA Declares Emergency for Cold Wave

It was but five months ago that the FMCSA declared a regional emergency for the west coast states in response to rampant wildfires in...

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CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Begins July 11th

Operation Safe Driver Week is once again in sight. Like last year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is putting a hefty focus on...

Truck Stop Vaccination Clinic Opens

Notice This article was written before the day that the CDC has declared a pause in the use of the J&J vaccine. The current status...

January 2021: Truck Sales Go Every Which Way

ACT and FTR differ on their numbers for Class 8 truck sales by a few hundred each month, but their general messages are the...

International Roadcheck 2021 Starts May 5th

It might seem like the trucking industry in the North American continent just had an International Roadcheck from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA),...

PACCAR Parts Sells Universal Electric Charging Station

One problem facing electric vehicles is different plugs and outlets for charging depending on the vehicle. PACCAR Parts wants to alleviate this problem for...

February 2021: Trailer Sales Have Year Over Year Jump

Similar to the trailer sales in January, February trailer purchases both decreased when compared to the month prior and are extraordinarily higher than they...

Oregon State Bill May Outlaw Diesel in State

You might remember a few years back a viral story about how Oregon changed its laws on self-service gas stations, making it so that...

Trucking in the Year 2021: What Is to Come?

A little over a year ago, we wrote an article predicting how 2020 would go for the trucking industry. In the vaguest and broadest...

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Meera Joshi to Become FMCSA Administrator

In mid-April, Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Meera Joshi as the administrator to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Does this...

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Begins July 11th

Operation Safe Driver Week is once again in sight. Like last year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is putting a hefty focus on...

Truck Stop Vaccination Clinic Opens

Notice This article was written before the day that the CDC has declared a pause in the use of the J&J vaccine. The current status...

March 2021: Trucking Industry Continues to Succeed

For most of the past year, we have been writing about how the pent up demand for trucking services due to the coronavirus pandemic...

March 2021: Freight Rates Close to Predictions

While the numbers deviated slightly from the estimate from the middle of March, the massive jump in rates for all three forms of freight...

Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Plan and How it Affects Truckers

On March 31st the office of Joe Biden released the details for the American Jobs Plan. The entire press release clocks in at aabout...

Truck Parking Bill Has a Comeback

While many bills related to the trucking industry died in the legislative process in the previous year, many of them are getting a second...

Congress Reconsiders Side Guards for Trailers

Side guards might seem like another costly regulation for truckers, but don't lose your head over it. Stop Underrides Act The Stop Underrides Act has gone...

The Difficulty with Getting Truckers Vaccinated

The general procedure of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, as it is now, requires the patient to be a member of the eligible phase (currently...

FMCSA Hosts 20th Annual ART Forum

On March 10th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held its 20th annual Analysis, Research, and Technology (ART) Forum, the first under the Biden...

February 2021: Trailer Sales Have Year Over Year Jump

Similar to the trailer sales in January, February trailer purchases both decreased when compared to the month prior and are extraordinarily higher than they...

Projected March Market Rates Large if Held

We usually only post about the freight rates when DAT has solidified the numbers, usually a week after the month has passed. We have...