The FMCSA wants drivers and the industry to provide data in the next 30 days to support “honest conversation” on relaxing hours-of-service rules.
Glider makers are laying off workers as the EPA temporarily backs down on lifting a production cap that allows the use of dirtier engines in new truck bodies.
The move to change federal safety rules to help solve the truck driver shortage comes despite ongoing safety concerns about higher crash rates for younger drivers.
The Environmental Defense Fund and others sued the EPA to reinstate a ruling limiting the building of gliders, new trucks with older, higher-polluting diesel engines, to just 300 vehicles.
Flexibility in hours of service rules could follow industry data sharing showing no road safety impact, FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez says in a Trucks.com interview.
The U.S. EEOC filed a lawsuit against New Prime Inc., alleging the trucking company failed to prevent the sexual harassment of a female truck driver.
A California Supreme Court ruling threatens to upend the use of independent-contractor drivers by motor carriers in the state, creating turmoil for the trucking industry.
Technology problems with electronic logging devices continue to plague small-business truckers trying to comply with a federal mandate to use the equipment to digitally track their driving hours.
A scientific advisory panel said Monday more research must be done by the U.S. Department of Transportation before regulations are relaxed on truck size and weight limits.
Stoneridge’s new Mirror Eye technology replaces side mirrors with cameras and digital displays, which it says could revolutionize driver safety.
As regulators start enforcement of a rule that makes truckers use digital driving time trackers, or ELDs, the agency in charge of the regulation conceded there are problems with the technology.
Many truckers and industry insiders thought that a federal rule enacted last year that requires truckers to use electronic logging devices would disrupt freight and logistics. It hasn’t happened.