The decrease in the truck tonnage index comes after a record high in February, the American Trucking Associations reported.
Increased commercial driver training, limits on work hours may make driver shortages worse, analysts say.
A business coalition that includes General Mills, Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s, told the EPA and NHTSA that the nation needs strict standards to slash trucking industry fuel expenses and carbon emissions.
A trade group representing independent truck drivers told a federal appeals court that forced use of electronic logging devices violates constitutional rights.
The American Trucking Associations and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association want to hold a biennial truck and transportation show and conference in North America.
Companies need to find creative ways to retain drivers. Employee stock ownership plans give drivers a small stake in the business and align their interests with management’s.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration releases new rules for entry level truck driver requirements that include behind the wheel training.
Women In Trucking is pushing manufacturers to make cab designs more adjustable for different driver sizes at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council conference in Nashville.
New mandates for driver instruction are set to be implemented, while speed limiters, drug test reporting and other proposals have been slow to move forward.
Truck tonnage was up for the month of December, but 2015 was still a difficult year overall.