Regulation


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    SCOTUS examines which transportation workers are exempt from arbitration

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled in favor of Flowers Foods, finding its truck drivers were not exempt from a federal law.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 27, 2024
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    ATRI calls on carriers to share operational costs

    The call to action was made in the trucking industry research group’s annual survey of fleets.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Trucking Dive

    These five stories detail the top trends and issues facing the trucking and transportation industry. 

    By Trucking Dive staff
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    FMCSA favors ban on predatory truck towing fees

    The agency is looking to create more barriers for tow companies and add more protections for truckers.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    AV restrictions bill reintroduced in California

    The measure seeks to require safety operators onboard heavy-duty self-driving trucks until politicians further authorize the technology.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Q&A

    Torc Robotics’ 2024 goals include expanding testing locations

    Company executive Walter Grigg highlighted the changes in an interview with Trucking Dive at a recent technology conference.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    DOT aims to renew Jason’s Law truck parking survey

    The Federal Highway Administration is planning to query transportation company owners and drivers about the issue.

    By Updated Feb. 9, 2024
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    ‘The fight continues’: Federal excise tax repeal falls short in House

    The American Trucking Associations pledged to continue its push in the Senate.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Paccar recalls over 47K new trucks due to potential loss-of-steering issue

    Certain Peterbilt and Kenworth models could have problems with on-highway, medium-duty and vocational trucks.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Trucking prepares for regulation, rising costs in 2024

    A persistently soft freight environment is among many issues carriers will confront this year. We talked to execs about how they are preparing.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    FHWA offers $729M for storm-damaged infrastructure

    The funds will help states rebuild roads and bridges following natural disasters and extreme weather.

    By Julie Strupp • Jan. 31, 2024
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    FMCSA speed limiter rule delayed again

    It's the latest postponement for the rule amid a leadership exodus from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Top trucking trends to monitor in 2024

    Rising costs will be a chief concern for carriers as they work to retain labor and integrate technology in a stubbornly soft freight environment this year.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Trucking labor rules and regs to watch in 2024

    Adding to a major swing in classifying independent contractors, rules governing meal and rest breaks safety could develop this year.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    Covenant promotes controller to chief accounting officer

    Matisse Long takes on the role, adding to his 23-plus years of overall experience, the company said.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Autonomous group’s new chair calls for unified federal framework

    Aurora’s Melissa Wade is taking on a new role advocating for self-driving vehicles.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    21-state lawsuit delays FHWA emissions plan deadline

    The government agreed to a 45-day extension for a Feb. 1 reporting requirement. 

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    FMCSA head Robin Hutcheson to step down

    She is the seventh administrator to lead the agency since its creation in 2000.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Amid lawsuits, states still need to report greenhouse gas targets, FHWA says

    A Feb. 1 deadline to file plans for reducing emissions remains in place, the agency said, but states have moved to obtain a preliminary injunction.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    $36M discrimination verdict against Werner reduced to $335,682

    A judgment will require the carrier to report on applicant and employee details involving individuals with hearing impairments.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    Trucking equipment regulations to watch in 2024

    Speed limiters and emissions restrictions are among the most pressing truck-focused regs the industry faces this year.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Labor Department switches 2021 independent contractor rule

    The new rule relies on a “totality-of-the-circumstances analysis” of a worker’s job — instead of a "core factors" review in the 2021 rule.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    FMCSA proposes 25% registration fee increase

    Fee hikes could range from $9 to $9,000 depending on the size of the carrier’s fleet.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    FMCSA deputy administrator leaves after less than a year

    Earl Adams Jr., the agency's former chief counsel, returned to law firm Hogan Lovells as a partner.

    By Updated Jan. 9, 2024
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    PJ Trailers recalls over 30 different 2024 models over tire bubbling issue

    An overseas manufacturer produced hundreds of defective Goodride tires, according to an estimate from a recall report.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    California regulators will not enforce drayage fleet registration rules — yet

    The California Air Resources Board said it would delay enforcing certain provisions of the Advanced Clean Fleets rule.

    By Dec. 29, 2023