Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
WE’RE MOVING INTO the age of the connected vehicle. And as excited as we might be to have cars that play our ’90s alternative rock Spotify playlists and let us send text messages via voice control, such things are frivolous compared to the safety and efficiency benefits that come when you wire up tractor trailers.
Here’s the latest of several hours-of-service exemptions recently granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): radioactivity.
The FMCSA announced Friday it has renewed the Department of Energy’s exemption of the 30-minute break requirement of current hours-of-service rules for DOE drivers hauling sensitive radioactive materials.
The shortage of drivers is having ripple effects throughout the transportation industry, squeezing carriers with smaller truck fleets and boosting the use of rail freight.
As freight volume gained momentum, “the trucking industry edged even closer to 100% utilization,” said a State of Logistics report released Tuesday by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Industry indicators for hauling capacity indicate “that truck capacity has grown extremely tight.”