The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index slid 2.5% in April, marking the third straight month of declines. Read more

 

The U.S. economy should continue to deliver moderate growth but there is limited scope to pick up that pace with the jobless rate “about as low as it can go,” former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said. Read more

 

While global supply chains across the world saw many new threats and hardships in 2016, cargo theft remained among the most prevalent in North America. Read more

 

State transportation officials are using new technology in highway work zones to better manage traffic and improve safety, but former Gov. Terry Branstad joined others in stressing the best defense against work zone deaths is being an alert driver. Read more

 

U.S. trailer orders in April rose 19% in what analysts said was an extended growth cycle that shows no signs of reversing. Read more

 

The Iowa Transportation Commission has adopted the state’s transportation plan, Iowa in Motion 2045, a document that will be used as a guide for transportation investments in the state and will address federal requirements of the transportation system. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it is again delaying implementation of its final rule governing training standards for new truck drivers until June 5. Read more

 

One of the top issues in trucking today is the shortage of drivers. Due to this, IMTA has relaunched IATruckingJobs.com to help combat the driver shortage and fill available opportunities. Read more

 

Traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute identified six research priorities developed from a list of recommended research topics received at its meeting in Dallas. Read more