As the administration continues to focus on efforts to combat climate change, President Obama has added emission rules for big-rigs to the agenda. Some time ago, the president gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the go-ahead to develop new rules designed to improve fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty trucks. Now the industry … Read moreTrucking Braces for New Environmental Protection Agency Regulations
Congress met on April 29th to discuss issues affecting truck drivers and the trucking industry. The title of the hearing was The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives, and the Role of Federal Regulation. The congressional hearing covered everything from hours of service to CSA scores to entry-level driver training. Owner-Operator Independent … Read moreTrucking Update from Washington
As the use of electronic logs increased last year, complaints of truck driver harassment have been increasing. Additionally, changing regulations have created an environment where fleet managers and truck drivers are constantly trying to adjust to changing policies. Late last year the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) commissioned a study to determine if truck … Read moreHow Prevalent is Truck Driver Harassment?