FMCSA Releases Proposed ELD Rule

2014 US Trucking News – FMCSA Releases Proposed ELD Rule The thoroughly discussed and much-awaited plan to involve interstate commercial truck and bus companies to start using electronic logging devices in their vehicles was issued Thursday morning, March 13 2014. In issuing the plan, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that the planned […]

Budget Proposal for 2015 May Benefit US Transportation Industry

2014 US Trucking News – Budget Proposal for 2015 May Benefit US Transportation Industry The White House has released its 2015 budget scheme on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and transportation is one of the largest sponsors. The scheme calls for $4.73 billion for federally funded highways the following year, an increase of 18.5 percent over […]

Reasons US Trucking Companies Facing Labor Shortage

2014 US Trucking News – US Trucking Companies Facing Labor Shortage According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, trucking companies have employed around 40,000 workers over the past 12 months. But the bigger companies are still hiring insistently. Werner Enterprise (WERN) has offered a $5,000 sign-on bonus for certain jobs, and Swift Transportation (SWFT) is […]

Rule on Chronic Fatigue Disrupts Truck Driving

2014 US Trucking News – Rule on Chronic Fatigue Disrupts Truck Driving There is a new kind of federal rule which aims to lessen the amount of constant fatigue among truck drivers. Manuel Hernandez is a professional long-haul truck driver. He enjoys backing his 18-wheeler truck into tight spots, and has also been training new […]

FMCSA Circulates Final Patterns of Safety Violations Rule

2014 US Trucking News – FMCSA Circulates Final Patterns of Safety Violations Rule This month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finalized the Patterns of Safety Violations Rule, which will enable the agency to close down truck and bus companies if the company, or the owners of the company, have a history of […]

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