Regulation


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    FHWA to require states to set emissions targets

    State governments and planning organizations will be required to set greenhouse gas reduction targets based on 2022 levels, the agency said.

    By Nov. 29, 2023
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    White House creates cabinet-level supply chain council

    After years of focusing on supply chains’ role in the economy, President Joe Biden is expanding high-level meetings on the topic.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    The Transport Dive Outlook on 2022

    How are the biggest U.S. fleets planning to handle the hot market? What's in store for M&A? What trends should executives be tracking this year? Experts weigh in on what 2022 holds for the trucking industry.

    By Trucking Dive staff
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    2 years in, infrastructure law has funded 40,000 projects

    The largest portion of the money is going to road and bridge construction, followed by rail, broadband, power and water projects, according to a CNBC analysis.

    By Julie Strupp • Nov. 20, 2023
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    IRS bumps 401(k) contribution limit to $23K for 2024

    The $500 increase affects all salaried employees, whether at trucking firms or other employers.

    By Caroline Colvin • Nov. 20, 2023
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    FMCSA issues final rule for brokers, forwarders

    The revamp aims to better protect carriers by defining acceptable financial security that asset-light providers must post.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    I-10 bridge could reopen in 3 to 5 weeks after Los Angeles blaze

    A fire at a storage yard underneath the elevated freeway damaged nearly 100 bridge columns, leading a portion of the pivotal freight artery to close indefinitely.

    By Joe Bousquin • Nov. 14, 2023
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    Los Angeles-area ports offer $60M to aid in purchase of zero-emission trucks

    The vouchers to acquire Class 8 drayage trucks come ahead of emissions rules for new trucks in California.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    Federal bill would require overtime pay for truckers

    Trucking associations are split over the measure, which would remove a federal overtime exemption for drivers.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    ‘Win the sale’: Big Trucking’s attention turns to the 2024 election

    The economy is the industry’s top concern, but politics took on a new emphasis this year at an annual trade show.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    DOL won’t extend overtime rule comment period

    Stakeholder submissions for the rule, which would expand overtime eligibility to those paid about $55,000 per year, will still be due Nov. 7.

    By Kate Tornone • Oct. 23, 2023
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    Sting, Chris Stapleton, puppies and trucks: ATA MCE 2023 had it all

    The economy took center stage at the trucking industry conference in Austin, Texas.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    Tough economy is trucking’s top issue in 2023: ATRI

    The nonprofit's annual report illustrates differences between drivers' and carriers' concerns.

    By Oct. 16, 2023
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    California diesel prices soar as higher tax takes effect

    West Coast fuel costs continue to put pressure on a rough trucking environment, particularly in the Golden State, where prices linger above $6 per gallon.

    By Oct. 13, 2023
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    Trucking conferences and events to watch in 2024

    Opportunities abound next year for executives to meet their counterparts and learn what’s new in the industry.

    By Updated Nov. 13, 2023
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    New climate reporting rules for big businesses coming to California

    One of the new laws will require companies with revenue of more than $1 billion to publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions each year.

    By Zoya Mirza • Oct. 11, 2023
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    Wabash recalls more than 3,000 trailers over safety defect

    Some of the manufacturer’s dry van trailers between 2009 and 2024 model years using rail-style lift gate could be defective, according to a government report.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
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    Most trucking regulators will still work under government shutdown

    Congress needs to meet an Oct. 1 deadline to renew federal funds.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    Knight-Swift tests new Cummins renewable gas engine

    The carrier plans to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2035.

    By Sept. 28, 2023
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    68 mph max? FMCSA floats, then rescinds long-awaited truck speed limit

    The regulator plans to submit a new speed limiter proposal in December.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    EEOC: Trucking companies allowed harassment of mechanics over sexuality

    After the mechanics reported the incident, the shop manager allegedly threatened to fire anyone who complained to HR, EEOC said.

    By Ginger Christ • Sept. 26, 2023
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    California governor vetoes bill proposing driverless truck restrictions

    Legislators overwhelmingly supported the bill earlier this year. But overriding a governor’s veto is rare in California.

    By Sept. 25, 2023
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    FMCSA promotes ‘savvy, steadfast strategist’ to chief safety officer

    Sue Lawless most recently directed the agency’s Motor Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Standards Division.

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    California’s Senate passes bill to restrict autonomous trucks

    The measure could require a safety operator onboard heavy AVs for years.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Werner found guilty of discriminating against driver applicant

    The carrier expressed disappointment this week with the jury’s decision and is considering an appeal.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
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    Mack Trucks recall affects 27K vehicles

    The trucks' turn-signal defect fails to meet a federal safety standard, the NHTSA said.

    By Sept. 6, 2023