Truck tonnage finished 2018 on a 20-year high, with an annual increase of 6.6%, American Trucking Associations announced. Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released an analysis of the impacts that emerging e-commerce trends are having on the trucking industry, including the challenges and opportunities that more regionalized retail supply chains and the proliferation of urban “last mile” deliveries have presented. Read more

 

A group of researchers issued a report this month on the effects of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate and reached two main conclusions: The use of ELDs has not reduced the rate of truck crashes, but the frequency of speeding violations, particularly among the small carrier segment, has increased since the mandate took effect. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped its plans for a 12-month split sleeper berth pilot program designed to collect real-world data on the safety of drivers who split their sleeper berth time in a variety of ways. Read more

 

The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are working together to find new ways to alert owners that their vehicle may have an active vehicle recall, and to have the owners of those vehicles fix the problem. Read more

 

Under pressure from the trucking industry, lawmakers in Virginia have decided to kill a plan to place tolls on cars and trucks traveling on Interstate 81. Read more

 

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 (10.1%) and significantly better than the 3.8% increase in 2017. Read more

 

Delivery trucks double parked, blocking traffic or backed into a loading zone in which they do not fit are common problems in downtown and urban neighborhoods. An Iowa State University researcher explains the severity of the issue and strategies to fix it. Read more

 

Federal trucking regulators have expressed concern over increasing numbers of large-truck-involved fatal crashes in work zones and a continuing increase in the number of fatalities of large-truck occupants. Read more

 

The partial shutdown of the U.S. Government could delay the publication of a proposed rule to reform hours of service regulations, according to a U.S. DOT official. Read more