Regulatory issues and those concerning putting and keeping drivers in trucks top a new list of leading trucking concerns released Monday (Oct. 19) by an industry research organization. The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) announced its annual list of critical issues. The list includes:
You’re 18 years old and just graduated from high school. You can serve in the nation’s armed forces. You can marry your high school sweetheart and become a parent. If you commit a crime, you’ll be tried as an adult.
But you can’t legally deliver a load hauled by a commercial truck across a state line.
A Final Rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices has been delayed a month, according to a report released this week by the Department of Transportation. The rule is now forecasted to be published Oct. 30.
The rule will take effect two years following its publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging devices that satisfy the rule’s requirements.