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DOT Starts Setting Automated Trucking Standards

While Elaine Chao has resigned from Secretary of the Department of Transportation by the time you read this article, one of her last acts...

December 2020: New Truck Sales for Year End High

This will probably be the last (or second to last, depending on how well trailer sales went for December) time we say it, but...

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns

Secretary of the Department of Transportation Elaine Chao has announced that she will be resigning from her position, effective January 11th. This marks the...

December 2020: Reefer Rates Fall, Others Climb

For November, we wrote how flatbed rates had their average per-mile reduced while the other two forms of freight increased. Poetically, it is now...

Query the Clearinghouse, or Risk Penalty, Says FMCSA

The grace period for not being inside the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a database of drivers and such violations, is approaching its end...

The SAE J560 Needs Replacing

Even if you have never heard of the SAE J560, there is an extremely high chance that you use one. Originally issued in 1951,...

Least and Most Safe States to Drive

Savvy readers might remember that we analyzed a list of the best and worst states in which to drive at the start of this...

CVSA Posts International Roadcheck 2020 Stats

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) was planning to have its International Roadcheck this year in May, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it...

November 2020: Trailer Sales Lower, but Are Still High

In the last trailer sales article, we left with this prediction: “...we believe that the pent-up demand for goods, combined with the holiday season, will...

FMCSA to Shorten CDL Training

Under the current system of rules, third-party companies such as private truck-driving schools could not be both the trainer and the examiner for a...

Pete Buttigieg to Lead Department of Transportation

We wrote about what a Biden presidency would mean for the trucking industry in mid-November. In that article, our first point was that the...

Will the Coronavirus Stop Christmas?

Hopefully this will be the last coronavirus article we will ever have to post, as the coronavirus vaccine has been authorized for distribution and...